Panasonic has released a new large-aperture wide-angle fixed focal length LUMIX S Series lens, the 24mm F1.8 (S-S24).

Following the 50mm and 85mm models, it is the third addition to the planned series of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system with a 35mm F1.8 large-aperture lens under development.

The LUMIX F1.8 lens series has a common positioning of controls for ease of use and common barrel diameter providing the convenience of using the same filters.

The LUMIX S-S24 features a rugged dust/splash-resistant design to withstand harsh environmental conditions down to a temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius and weighing in at 310g, it’s an ideal partner for LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the LUMIX S5.

Comprised of twelve lens elements in eleven groups including three aspherical lenses, three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens. The use of three aspherical lenses achieves bokeh, while the ED lenses and the UED lens suppress chromatic aberration.

The S-S24 is compatible with the LUMIX sensor drive at 240 fps for high-speed, high-precision auto focusing. For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring; while for the linear setting, focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring.

The lens will be available in September 2021 from leading photographic specialists for RRP $1,399.