- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
- 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
- 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
- 3x Aspherical Elements
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09"
- Linear AF Motor
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Weather-Sealed Construction
- Includes Lens Hood
Designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, the Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 from Panasonic is a sleek and compact ultra-wide-angle prime lens. Its 18mm focal length is ideally suited for landscapes, architectural, and interior photography and provides a strong sense of perspective and scale. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers shallow depth of field control, and the nine-blade circular aperture creates a soft, beautiful bokeh effect. Featuring an uncompromising optical design and the power to capture broad landscapes with corner-to-corner sharpness, this lens provides for rich and detailed stills and smooth and compelling still and video images.
This fast f/1.8 lens is comprised of thirteen lens elements in twelve groups. It includes three aspherical elements, three extra-low dispersion elements, one ultra extra-low dispersion element, and one ultra-high refractive index element. This advanced design effectively suppresses chromatic aberration, while also achieving high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh. The ultra-wide angle of view makes this lens suitable for a wide range of imaging situations including landscapes, astrophotography, and architectural photography. It can also be used for close-up shots thanks to the minimum focusing distance of about 7".
- Prime ultra-wide-angle lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 27mm equivalent focal length.
- Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers control over depth of field and suits working in low-light conditions.
- Benefitting professional video applications, linear focus ring control for mechanical-based follow focus systems moves the focus at a constant speed in accordance with the rotating angle of the focus ring.
- Excels in video recording performance with a silent autofocus mechanism that suppresses focus breathing.
- Smooth exposure changes by micro-step aperture control for video applications.
- High resolution sharpness and performance to support 4K video.
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
- Offers the same approximate size, weight, and filter size of other f/1.8 S-series prime lenses to minimize balance reset time when using a gimbal.
- Dust, moisture, and freeze-resistant design for increased protection from the elements.
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||100°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.1" / 18 cm|
|Optical Design||13 Elements in 12 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.9 x 3.2" / 73.6 x 82 mm|
|Weight||12 oz / 340 g|