The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 and the Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 140mm. The Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 with a length of 87mm is 53mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 also has a larger diameter of 91mm compared to Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6's 77mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 and Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 weighs 350g, which means it is 585g (62%) lighter than the Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 which has a weight of 935g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Leica L Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Leica L Mount for Size Comparison
Both Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 and Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 has the same Leica L lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica L lenses are Panasonic S5 II, Panasonic S5 II X and Sigma fp L.
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 20-60mm and 3.0X zoom ratio . Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio .