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Panasonic Introduces the World’s Smallest and Lightest* Medium-telephoto Fixed Focal Length Macro Lens

LUMIX S 100mm F2.8 MACRO lens
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Panasonic Corporation introduced the LUMIX S 100mm F2.8 MACRO (S-E100) lens based on the L-Mount system standard.

With a new optical design and a newly developed Dual Phase Linear Motor, the new LUMIX S 100mm is the world’s smallest and lightest* medium-telephoto fixed focal length macro lens, weighing approximately 298g. This lightweight, compact design allows for unrivalled mobility and flexibility in a variety of shooting scenarios. Benefitting from a new focus mechanism, the lens achieves superior tracking performance with fast and precise autofocus.

In addition to close-up life-size photography with its 100mm focal length, the new lens produces impressive portraits unique to medium-telephoto lenses, using its large aperture to capture images in high resolution with stunning bokeh.

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Moreover, the lens operates silently, thanks to the newly developed linear motor, and focus breathing is suppressed, making it ideal for capturing video. It also offers micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure changes, as well as the ability to choose between linear or nonlinear focus ring settings. These features have become hallmark characteristics of LUMIX S Series lenses.

Key Features

  1. The World’s Smallest and Lightest* Medium-Telephoto Fixed Focal Length Macro Lens
  • Advanced compact optical design featuring a new Double Focus System and a newly developed Dual Phase Linear Motor
  • Suitable for use in wide range of shooting situations thanks to its excellent mobility, such as close-up life-size photography or portraits unique to medium-telephoto lenses
  1. High Resolution and Outstanding Photographic Performance with Fast and Precise Auto Focus
  • Boasts high resolution and superior photographic performance in every area, from the center of the image to the edges
  • Faithfully captures every detail of the subject while creating bokeh unique to medium-telephoto macro lenses
  • Fast and precise autofocus performance with excellent moving subject tracking and silent focusing
  • Enhancements in focus ring detection and control enable more precise focusing when shooting macro photography
  1. Optimal Video Functionality for Video Production
  • Silent operation thanks to a newly developed Dual Phase Linear Motor
  • Effectively suppresses focus breathing, in which the angle of view changes caused by movements in the focus position

*As of January 8, 2024. Among interchangeable lenses for AF-compatible full-frame mirrorless cameras, and macro lenses with a magnification ratio of 1:1 with a focal length of 90mm or more.

  • L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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