Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

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   Over time, the lens of the Panasonic L-mount full-frame mirrorless camera that has been on the market for more than a year is gradually improving. At the end of 2019, Panasonic released the first L-mount full-frame wide-angle zoom lens LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4, which is the same as the previously released LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. And LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. Together they form the “small three yuan” lens lineup.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4

  LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 is a multi-functional wide-angle zoom lens with a compact and small lens that can shoot high-resolution images with beautiful bokeh effects. At the same time, as a member of the LUMIX S PRO series, it complies with strict LEICA standards. In the entire zoom range and every pixel of the image, its resolution performance is excellent.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4

  LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, using 3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens and 1 UHR lens, compact and small lens can be Precise alignment to achieve ultra-high MTF performance. It can also achieve stunning high-resolution shooting in wide-angle shooting, can achieve beautiful bokeh effects, effectively suppress distortion and chromatic aberration. The lens also uses a high-power dual-magnet linear motor, the sensor drive speed can reach up to 480fps, and the fast and accurate autofocus function ensures that you will not miss any wonderful moment.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens structure diagram

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens MTF curve

  Appearance introduction

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 mirror body

  In terms of appearance design, Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16- The 35mm F4 maintains the same design style as other LUMIX S PRO series lenses, which brings good recognition to users. The diameter of the lens filter is 77mm, the lens body size is 85mm x 99.6mm, and the weight is 500g. The overall size is very small and light.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 coating

   In terms of optical design, Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 adopts a lens structure of 12 elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED lens and 1 UHR lens, compact and small lens can be precisely aligned to achieve ultra-high MTF performance. It can also achieve stunning high-resolution shooting in wide-angle shooting, can achieve beautiful bokeh effects, effectively suppress distortion and chromatic aberration.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 bayonet

   Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 uses a metal bayonet, which is sturdy and durable. And the lens body also adopts a sealed dust/splash-proof design, even if the shooting environment is harsh, even the low temperature of minus 10 degrees, it can fully cope with it.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 focus ring and zoom ring

   Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens body design inherits the brief style of the LUMIX S PRO series, the lens body only has two controls: focus ring and zoom ring Ring without any other switches or buttons. If you want to switch between AF/MF, it can be easily achieved by the focus clutch used in the lens.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 focus clutch and depth of field marking

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens hood

   Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 is equipped with a lens hood, which can prevent stray light from entering the lens and also Protect the camera and lens from accidental collision. At the same time, the hood is equipped with a release button to prevent the hood from accidentally falling off.

  16mm end resolution test

   Next, we will test the resolution of Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 in actual scenes. The entire scene has a rich level of detail, and the frontal composition is also used to ensure that the edge of the picture can also be in focus, so that the resolution of the edge can be better reflected and be relatively objective. The first is the 16mm wide-angle end.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Schematic diagram of interception area

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  16mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the various apertures in the center of the wide-angle end of this lens perform very well, and the image quality is the best when the aperture is F5.6. The resolution of the edge is reduced relative to the center, and the best aperture is also at F5.6.

  35mm end resolution test

   After reading the 16mm wide-angle end resolution, let’s take a look at the 35mm telephoto end resolution. The test method is the same as the 16mm wide-angle end.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Schematic diagram of interception area

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  35mm end resolution Rate test comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the performance of the various apertures in the center of the telephoto end of this lens is very average, and the picture quality is the best when it receives F5.6. The resolution of the edge is reduced relative to the center, and the best aperture is also at F5.6.

   Aperture Test

   The aperture of Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 is a circular aperture composed of 9 blades. Let’s look at the blurring of the background through test samples. performance.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  16mm end aperture Blur test table

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  35mm end aperture blur test table

   From the test chart, you can clearly see the difference in the background blur effect under different focal lengths. The blurring effect of the two focal lengths under full aperture is very good.

  Vignette test

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  16mm end vignetting test table

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  35mm end vignetting test table

   Through the real shot test, we can see that Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 performs very well in terms of vignetting control. There is no vignetting at the wide-angle end and the telephoto end at each aperture.

   distortion test

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  16mm end distortion test

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  35mm end distortion test

  From the distortion test sample, Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 has very obvious barrel distortion at the 16mm wide-angle end, which is very important for the ultra-wide-angle focal length. It’s hard to avoid. At the 35mm end, there is no obvious distortion. Therefore, it can be said that the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 lens is still very good in terms of optical quality. After all, it has passed the certification of Leica lens standard.

   Samples appreciation

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 250 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 27mm ISO: 800 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 21mm ISO: 2500 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 320 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

Focal length: 23mm ISO: 1250 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

  More proofs

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 16mm ISO: 1000 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 16mm ISO: 6400 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 5000 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 5000 Aperture: F4 shutter: 1/60s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 6400 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/25s

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

   Focal length: 35mm ISO: 6400 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/60s

  Edit summary

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16- The launch of the 35mm F4 makes up for the current situation where there is no ultra-wide-angle lens available for the Panasonic L mount. As a small ternary lens with F4 aperture, its size is moderate and light, and its quality performance is also very good. It can be seen from the fact that Panasonic put it in the LUMIX S PRO series.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 review

  Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4

   At present, in the Panasonic L mount, the “small three yuan” lens is ready, and the “big three yuan” lens LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 and LUMIX S 70- 200mm F2.8 has been released, only 16-35mm F2.8 has no news. Judging from the performance of this LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4, the “big three yuan” 16-35mm F2.8 is worth looking forward to.

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