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Panasonic Lumix S 18mm F1.8 Full-Frame Lens (2022)

Neo score 68%

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Product Overview

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm F1.8 is an ultra wide-angle prime lens for Leica L-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Panasonic in 2022, it has 13 elements in 12 groups.
The bright maximum aperture for an ultra wide-angle lens is appreciated for night and astro photography. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.
Compared to Sigma's new 20mm DG DN Art, however, the Lumix S 18mm F1.8 is down 2/3 of a stop but hardly more compact. The Sigma also has slightly higher build quality and richer feature set.

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What we found**

Neo score 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rather lightweight
  • Decent image quality
Cons
  • Not very competitive

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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Circulate aperture desigm
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Material
Polycarbonate
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
13 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 Aspheric, 1 UED, 3 ED, 1 UHR groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
74 mm / 2.91 in
Size | Length
82 mm / 3.23 in
Weight
340 g / 12.01 oz

Function

Angle Of View
100.5° Diagonal | 90.0° Horizontal | 67.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
18 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2x
Min Focus Distance
180 mm / 7.09 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2022-09-07

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