Panasonic's new lenses
A sizeable collection of lenses to support the new S1R and S1 cameras is on its way
Predicted specs: At least ten new lenses released throughout 2020
Having just launched the S1R and S1, two full-frame mirrorless cameras in a brand new S system, Panasonic is entitled to lay low for a while. Yet, the promise of ten new lenses to be released before the year is up shows there's little chance of that happening.
The company has already confirmed the Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S, S PRO 50mm f/1.4 and S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S optics, but a roadmap shown at the S1R/S1 launch reveals that it will focus its attention on 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4 options. The promise of at least seven further lenses on top of that leaves plenty of space for interesting primes, potentially some with particularly wide apertures.
1.4x and 2x teleconverters are also set to arrive at some point in the year and 2020 should bring two fixed-focal length lenses in addition to a macro and super telephoto optic. This system may just be getting started, but knowing how prolific Panasonic has been with its G series cameras gives us plenty of hope that it will flourish in little time.
- Read more: Panasonic Lumix S1R hands-on review