Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Leica SL mount cameras.
Lenses in Leica SL Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is compatible with cameras that have Leica SL lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica SL lenses are Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio.
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 with a weather sealed camera body such as Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 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 24-70mm F2.8 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 24-70mm F2.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.37m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8's optical formula consists of 18 elements in 16 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspherical
- 1 UHR
- 4 ED elements
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Panasonic S 24-70mm F2.8 is available in Black color.
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