Earlier this month, Panasonic released the fourth full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIXS5. With excellent configuration and high cost performance, a wave of LUMIX has been set off. The unexpected pre-sales of major e-commerce platforms are the best feedback from the market and consumers to LUMIXS5.
However, the interchangeable lens camera is a camera with a body and lens Camera system composed of, accessories. The lens is as important as the body, or even more important. The configuration and performance of LUMIXS5 have made people feel at ease. What about the current situation and prospects of L-mount lenses? Today, I will give you a brief review.
The L-mount league officially debuted in September 2018, but before that, the L-mount lens has been “silently” developed for more than 4 years-2014 In April 2008, Leica launched the T-series mirrorless cameras, which used the later L mount.
As of August 2019, Leica has launched a total of 8 full-frame L-mount lenses, namely 35/2, 50/2, 75/2, 90/2 and 4 APOASPH. Lens, 50/1.4, and the “quasi-big three yuan” 16-35/3.5-4.5, 24-90/2.8-4 and 90-280/2.8-4;
7 APS-C format L-mount lenses, 18/2.8, 23/2, 35/1.4, APO60/2.8 macro, 11-23/3.5-4.5, 18-56/3.5-5.6 and 55-135/3.5-4.5.
They all apply to L-mount cameras from now on, support includes Most of the automatic functions, including auto focus, provide options for fully displaying the expressiveness of full-frame CMOS and responding to usage scenarios such as 4K60p video shooting.
When the L-Mount Alliance was established, Panasonic, Sigma, and Leica all made a vision for the future lens. Among them, Sigma is the fastest. Just like the operation of other full-frame mirrorless systems before, Sigma soon launched 11 ARTDG lenses suitable for L-mount cameras-all of them are high-quality large-aperture fixed-focus lenses, which are very suitable for S1R. For shooting subjects such as portraits and starry sky.
But this approach based on existing lens adaptation can only It is a solution to the problem of food and clothing. Want to be more suitable for the characteristics of the use of mirrorless cameras, more suitable for the new generation of L-mount body, but also need some “tailor-made” new things. From September 2018 to May 2020, Panasonic launched a total of 7 LUMIXS series full-frame L-mount lenses. They either have excellent image quality under the same specifications, or have eye-catching specifications at the same price-but one thing is the same, these lenses are all optimized for mirrorless camera CMOS focus, perfect fit DFD focusing technology of the LUMIXS series. Whether it is static photography or dynamic video, it can give full play to the camera’s focusing performance and bring the best experience.
Of course, Sigma is not satisfied with compatible adaptation. In the summer of 2019, Sigma not only brought its first L-mount full-frame camera fp, but also launched a series of DGDN lenses specifically designed for mirrorless cameras. As of September 2020, L-mount DGDN lenses The number has reached 6 models, covering the focal length range of 14-800mm.
At the launch of LUMIXS5, Panasonic showed us the specifications and appearance of the next five lenses, which are 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 50mm F1. 8 fixed focus lens, and 70-300mmF4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.
Why are these specifications? First of all, these lenses belong to the “normal lenses” of the LUMIXS series-there is no “PRO” word, which means that they should have affordable prices and lightweight lenses-just like LUMIXS20-60mmF3.5-5.6. With the same grounded LUMIXS5, this is very helpful to the popularization of L bayonet systems.
Secondly, the four lenses of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm also have exactly the same appearance. Although the specific specifications have not yet been announced, everyone is looking forward to their weights will be relatively close. LUMIXGH series mirrorless cameras are widely used in video creation, and today’s LUMIXS1/S1H/S5 are also favored by video creators. The same size, weight, and filter diameter make the operation of changing lenses easier when using shooting accessories or installing on a stabilizer.
At the LUMIXS5 offline experience meeting, after seeing the product picture of the F1.8 series fixed focus lens, a film friend said: This is just a video package, I can’t wait Put the LUMIXS5 and these 4 lenses into your equipment box.
Finally, 70-300mmF4.5-5.6 is also the current L card A telephoto zoom lens that is in short supply. Generally speaking, telephoto is always associated with sports shooting, and this also means that we will pay more attention to the focusing performance of the shooting system. Currently, the combination of Panasonic cameras and Panasonic lenses has the best focusing performance in the entire L-mount league. It is believed that the introduction of 70-300mmF4.5-5.6 will give L-mount cameras more possibilities in sports shooting and other fields.
At present, Panasonic has confirmed that the LUMIXS85mmF1.8 lens will be officially released in November 2020, and the other 4 products will be coming soon. In the not-too-distant future, the L-mount lens system will have more than 40 lenses, leading the way in the full-frame mirrorless system. Whether you are a photographer or a professional creator, you will have more choices when choosing a lens, and this will undoubtedly make everyone more assured and more confident to choose L-mount cameras such as the LUMIXS series.
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