Panasonic H-X2550 Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 Lens up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Panasonic has launched H-X2550 Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 Lens for their micro-four third cameras in the US. It has a launch price tag of $1,799.99. This lens is now listed and available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It will be released on August 24, 2021. Check here for the current price and availability.

Panasonic H-X2550 Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 lens is made for Micro-four third cameras. The development of this lens was announced back in May along with Lumix DC-GH6 and DC-GH5 II camera announcements. H-X2550 offers a 25-50mm zoom with a constant F1.7 aperture through at the zoom range. In full-frame terms, it has an equivalent focal length of 50mm-100mm.

This lens has a Dust, Splash, and Freeze-resistant design, so you don’t have to worry when using it outdoors in challenging conditions. The closest focusing distance it supports is 0.28m on the wide end and 0.31m at the tele-end. It offers a maximum magnification of 0.42x at the tele-end.

Panasonic is using a step-less aperture setup and along with the micro-step drive aperture system, it ensures optimal and consistent lighting when zooming or panning. It boasts exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming.

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From the manufacturer
LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 20-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X2550 lens is built for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount cameras, enabling F1.7 aperture brightness throughout the entire 50-100mm (35mm camera equivalent) zoom range. Its exceptionally high optical performance is suitable for both professional photographers and videographers. Comprising 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that effectively suppress the axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Spherical aberration and distortion are also corrected by the aspherical lenses for stunningly high resolution. The use of aspherical lenses and the optimum design of the lens system results in a compact size and lightweight. Compatibility with a maximum 240-fps high-speed sensor drive realizes high-speed, high-precision autofocusing. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the stepless aperture ring and micro-step drive system in the aperture control section help the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. A focus ring is equipped for intuitive, precise focusing and linear/ non-linear setting can also be switched with this ring.

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Panasonic S-R70300 Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Pansonic has launched Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro lens ( S-R70300 ) for the L-mount system. It has a pre-order price of $997.99 and an MSRP price of $1249 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon ( check here ). According to the listing, it will ship to customers on April 18, 2021.

Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R70300) is a medium telephoto zoom lens made for L-mount cameras like the LUMIX S Series cameras. It uses 17 lens elements in 11 groups including one ultra extra-low dispersion ( UED ), two extra-low dispersion lenses ( ED ), and one ultra-high refractive index lens (UHR) element for better quality images.

For better bokeh, Panasonic has made this lens with an 11-bladed iris, offering a circular aperture. This lens has an excellent close focusing capability for better closeup and macro photography. It can achieve a maximum magnification of 0.5x (at 300mm). With lens image stabilization on, you can get up to 5.5 stops of slower shutter speed which will come in handy when you are in low light scenarios.

Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm S-R70300 Lens Specs and Features

  • Mount: L-mount
  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (2 ED lenses, 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens)
  • Built-in O.I.S with 5-Axis Dual I.S 2 Compatibility
  • Focal length: 70-300mm ( Full Frame )
  • Max aperture: F4.5 (Wide) – F5.6 (Tele)
  • Min aperture: F22
  • Aperture Type: Circular – 11 diaphragm blades
  • Closest focal length zoomed out at 70mm: 0.54m/1.77ft
  • Closest focal length zoomed in at 300mm: 0.74m/2.43ft
  • Max magnification at 300mm: 0.5x
  • Dust and Splash Resistant
  • 77mm Filter size
  • Weight: 790g

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