Panasonic Launches its Lightest L-Mount Interchangeable Lens: LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060) Compact Wide-Angle Standard Zoom Lens

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 – a compact and lightweight wide-angle standard zoom lens boasting a focal length range from ultra-wide 20mm to standard 60mm, offering the versatility to capture a range of subjects from landscapes to lifestyle images.

James Choi, Product Marketing Manager – Imaging, Panasonic, said: “This new S Series lens is the lightest L-Mount model to be released by Panasonic. It delivers a unique focal length range for the full-frame category, with its compact size and wide-angle capabilities offering photographers great scope, from landscapes to street photography and even close-ups. At just 350 grams, the lens is very lightweight and has excellent mobility.”

With a stunning close-up capability of 0.15m (maximum magnification 0.43x), the lens’ wide viewing angle makes it easier to shoot in confined spaces indoors, which is excellent for product or food photography. Like Panasonic’s other S Series lenses, the S-R2060 has highly effective focus breathing suppression to ensure smooth, high quality video recording. The lens is based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series range of full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Cameras.

The S-R2060 will be available in Australia in July 2020 from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers, priced at $1099 RRP.

The new lens adds to its credentials with a rugged dust/splash-resistant[i] design to withstand use under harsh conditions down to a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front lens element repels water and oil.

Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the center to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

[i]Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water. To avoid damage when using the lens under these conditions, it must be used in accordance with the associated instructions in the manual.