The Lumix S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO (S-R1428) is a compact, budget-friendly ultra wide-angle L-Mount zoom lens with half-size macro capability.
This new lens will be available from February 2023 priced at €999 / £879.99.
We’ve already spent some time using the Lumix S 14-28mm ahead of its release. Here are some links to all of our content so far:
Panasonic Press Release
Panasonic introduces LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO (S-R1428), a compact ultra wide-angle L-Mount zoom lens with macro capability
Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO, a new budget-friendly ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the L-Mount system. With a zoom range making it suitable for everything from sweeping landscape shots to expressive portraits and a macro capability for close-up work, this is a versatile lens built to excel at a variety of video and photo tasks.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups including one aspherical ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, one aspherical lens, three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens. The use of aspherical lenses enables both sharp detail and stunning bokeh, while the three ED lenses effectively suppress chromatic aberration.
Despite its compact size and low weight (approximately 345g), the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO boasts 0.25x (at 14mm) to 0.5x (at 28mm) macro capability. Taking advantage of the minimum focusing distance of 0.15m through its entire zoom range, it can be used for close-up shots with beautiful bokeh.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO is capable of smooth, silent operation, working with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision AF system. For the non-linear setting, focus is shifted with a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring; for the linear setting, focus is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be adjusted from 90º to 360º, giving the user outstanding control over focus performance1.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO also excels in video recording performance, offering professional-level features such as micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change and a mechanism to suppress focus breathing – often a major issue on interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.
The lens’ rugged dust- and splash-resistant2 design makes it suitable for use in harsh conditions, including at up to -10º Celsius. A fluorine coating applied to the front lens element helps repel oil and water. Filters can be attached via a 77mm diameter thread.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO and LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens feature a common overall length and position of control parts to provide practical advantages in use. The weight and centre of gravity of these lenses is almost the same, allowing users to exchange lenses quickly with minimal balance adjustment should the camera be mounted on a gimbal.
LUMIX S Series users now have access to three cost-effective zoom lenses covering the commonly used 14mm ultra wide-angle to 300mm telephoto range: the LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO (S-R1428), LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060) and LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R70300). Each of these lenses offers high optical performance and stunning mobility when fitted to LUMIX S5 series cameras.
The Panasonic LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO will be available from February 2023 priced at € 999 / £ 879,99.
The LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO is a qualifying product for the LUMIX PRO program. The LUMIX PRO program is designed to support LUMIX users when they need it the most, with a range of benefits available to members not only in their own countries but also in countries that they visit for work. Check out www.lumix-pro.com for details and Terms & Conditions, on eligible levels, countries and products.
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