Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with L Mount
What type of photography is the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a member of Panasonic's S Pro series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
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Reasons to Buy Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| Minimum focus distance of 0.15m / 5.9 inch
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have a 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 S5 II with the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
Panasonic S5 II X with the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
Sigma fp L with the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 77mm and total length of 87mm when not extended. It weighs 350g / 12.3 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 and Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 (Leica L mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6:
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 20-60mm and 3.0X zoom ratio.
The Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Panasonic S5 II, Panasonic S5 II X and Sigma fp L.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.43x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.15m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.43x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 20mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 60mm .
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 11 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 ED
- 2 aspherical
- 1 UHR element
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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