Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 Lens Review (ePhotozine)

John Riley has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama). He tested this new lens on Panasonic S5 and found such pros: Excellent central sharpness, Dust, splash and freeze resistant, Virtually no central CA, CA well controlled at edges, Very low vignetting, Low distortion, Excellent handling, Fast and accurate AF , Low focus breathing, Matches with 24mm, 50mm and 85mm siblings and Very low flare.

This new lens costs $697.99, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.

Here is the verdict ,” For those who consider the 50mm standard lens to be a bit restrictive, especially in more cramped situations, the 35mm “wide standard” has always been a popular choice. It is versatile, high quality, compact and competitively priced. This has always been true of 35mm lenses and remains true as embodied in this new lens from Panasonic….Videographers will appreciate the uniformity of balance from lens to lens, as well as the low focus breathing that means objects will not change their relative sizes as we focus closer….”

Below are some sample images taken by Panasonic S5. Just take a look!

Closest Focus | 0.5 sec | f/8.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
CA Test | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Disused Chapel | 1/25 sec | f/8.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Disused Chapel | 1/30 sec | f/8.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Gold Pistons | 1/100 sec | f/8.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 400
Fourth Doctor Scarf And Badge | 0.5 sec | f/11.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Garden Cemetery | 1.3 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
1/400 sec | f/1.8 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
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Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 lens
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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 lens
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Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 lens
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Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 lens
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