PhotographyBlog review of the Panasonic S 50mm F1.4
PhotographyBlog reviewed the Panasonic S 50mm 1.4 recently and were impressed by the 50mm behemoth.
The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 is an amazing lens, albeit one with an amazing price-tag (and not in a good way financially). It's one of the best 50mm lenses that we've ever reviewed, from any brand, certainly up there with the likes of the Zeiss Otus 55mm F1.4 and the Canon RF 50mm F1.2 USM. But as with those two lenses, it's also one of the biggest and most expensive too, so you really need to make sure that you're comfortable with the sheer size and weight of the Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4.
If you are, then you'll quickly discover that image quality is outstanding. Sharpness is superb throughout the aperture range and at both the centre and edges of the frame, distortion is negligible, and chromatic aberrations very hard to find. The only blot on the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4's copybook is some fairly obvious vignetting at f/1.4, requiring you to stop down to f/4 to completely remove it, but this is typical of fast lenses like this one. Otherwise, the ability to shoot wide-open at f/1.4 and create some wonderful bokeh effects thanks to the 11-bladed circular aperture quickly becomes intoxicating, especially as you can successfully shoot in near darkness (down to -6EV) with the new S1R camera.
Features of the Panasonic S PRO 50mm F1.4 lens;
- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Two Aspherical Elements
- Dual AF System: Linear & Stepping Motors
- Weather-Sealed Construction
- Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
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