Panasonic have just updated their Lumix S L-mount lens roadmap for their full frame mirrorless system. There are three changes from the previous version of the roadmap as follows:
- 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens removed (presumably this will come at a later date but has been deprioritized)
- Added 24mm F1.8
- Added 50mm F1.8
This means the in total there are 6 lenses that Panasonic plan on launching in 2020 for the Lumix S system:
- 24mm f/1.8
- 50mm f/1.8
- 85mm f/1.8
- Wide zoom
- Standard zoom
- Telephoto zoom
We don’t have specific focal lengths for the zoom lenses, but based on the diagram and the current lineup we can make some guesses. Firstly it would make sense to add a Lumix S Pro 16-35 f/2.8 to complete the f/2.8 holy trinity, I think this one is a very solid bet. Judging by the roadmap design I think we might see a lightweight 70-300mm lens as well. Perhaps something like an f/4-5.6. Finally, the standard zoom is a bit more of a mystery. If you trust the roadmap it appears to go from about 24-60mm. A short zoom ratio like that would either mean the lens is designed to be compact and ultra light, or the lens has a very wide aperture like f/2.0 and hence the zoom ratio has been kept small to make the size of the lens manageable. What do you think? My bet would be the latter. Time will tell!
Note: If you want to view a complete list of all current Panasonic Lumix L-mount lenses and their specifications, I have created a database here.