Panasonic is dropping two new Panasonic Lumix S Pro lenses in January, and while they’re both expensive, it’s looking like they’re going to be worth it.
Let’s take a look.
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 16-35mm f/4
The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 16-35mm f/4 is an L-mount lens that is set to suppress double-line bokeh, while ensuring the entirety of the image is high resolution, meaning no vignetting in the corners.
This lens features 12 elements in 9 groups and an extra-low dispersion element to achieve superb image quality.
The autofocus is something to behold, too - it’s a double magnet linear autofocus motor, but you can also switch to manual focus incredibly quickly.
It’s water, dust, and weather resistant up to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, and we’ll keep you updated when it eventually drops if these new Panasonic lenses are really all they claim to be.
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S.
I’m not sure Panasonic’s marketing of this lens, which is built for “professional field shooting,” really makes a lot of sense to those of us out in the field. It seems Panasonic is trying to appeal to every photographer without excluding anyone, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited for this Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm.
It features 22 elements in 17 groups with both ultra extra-low and extra-low dispersion elements.
This lens features Panasonic’s Optical Image Stabilizer and is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x Lumix S L-mount teleconverters for up to 400mm focal lengths.
This lens itself features instant manual focus switching and is also water, dust and weather resistant at up to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Get more details on these lenses and other new product announcements from Panasonic in the video above from B&H Photo Video.
When Will These Panasonic Lumix S Pro Lenses Be Available?
If you aren’t exactly looking to drop $2k on one lens, though, a good option for you is to buy your photography equipment used, and I try to buy all of my lenses on Lensfinder.
Lensfinder is essentially the eBay of used lenses, meaning you can find some extremely rare lenses on it, but without all the woes of buying camera gear on eBay (sky-high shipping, scams, and badly damaged equipment).
You can stretch your budget and get a couple of lenses, or you can sell some of your old glass to finance a new lens purchase, like one of the incredible S Pro lenses detailed above.
Lensfinder also has a selection of used filters and camera bodies (or you can list yours for sale), so it really is a one-stop shop for photographers that need gear or need to unload gear!