Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a perfect first lens

May 27, 2020

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a perfect first lens

May 27, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Panasonic has just announced Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6, a zoom lens designed for full frame L-mount cameras. With it zoom range and close focusing distance it will have you covered in all sorts of shooting situations. And with its relatively low price, it could be a perfect choice as the first lens you’ll ever buy.

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The Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is designed for full-frame cameras, but of course, you can also use it with APS-C models. In this case it will provide a 30-90mm equivalent focal length range.

When it comes to the build, the lens contains two aspherical elements and one ultra-high refractive index (UHR) element. This should help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range. There are also three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing. It packs a rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smooth, round bokeh.

The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is an autofocus lens with a stepping AF motor. Panasonic promises quick and quiet focusing performance, so it should be suitable for both photo and video. Maximum magnification is 0.43x and a minimum focusing distance of is 5.9″, which lets you shoot up close. Finally, the lens is splash, dust, and freeze-proof, with working temperature going down to 14°F (-10°C.)

Take a look at the full specs and more photos:

Focal Length 20 to 60mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Leica L
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 94° to 40°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.91″ / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.43x
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.05 x 3.43″ / 77.4 x 87.2 mm
Weight 12.35 oz / 350 g

The Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is ready for preorders, it’s expected to start shipping in late July, and it will set you back $597.99.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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