After yesterday’s image leak of the upcoming Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8, a couple more have been posted to Twitter by Nokishita. An announcement is expected in the next day or two, along with pre-orders. The actual release date, they say, is set for June 25th. The price is expected to be somewhere between 54,000 and 59,400 yen (~$492-542).
At around $500-550, the price is a little higher than many might have hoped for a 50mm f/1.8 lens, although it’s not completely unreasonable – especially when compared to the company’s $2,300 Lumix S 50mm f/1.4 lens. It’s also pretty comparable to Nikon’s 50mm f/1.8 for Z mount, too. It is significantly more expensive than both the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 and the Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM.
|Minimum Aperture||Unknown (but probably f/22)|
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Angle of View||47°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||45cm|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||73.6 x 82.0 mm|
An official announcement with the final specs and prices is expected either today or tomorrow.