12 lenses of Christmas: January 2023 saw Panasonic kick off the year in style

Panasonic Lumix 14-28mm f/4-5.6 MACRO
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Let’s get festive! We’re celebrating the season with a nostalgic nod to all the lenses that landed on our news desk and in our test lab over the year, month by month. Beating a path through the snow for the first of our ‘12 lenses of Christmas’, here’s what January 2023 had to offer. We’ll be covering a new month every day from here on in.

First up for January’s news coverage, the Panasonic Lumix S 14-28mm f/4-5.6 MACRO promised to take the blinkers off full-frame L-mount photography, with an ultra-wide maximum viewing angle. That’s not all though, as it also boasts a short minimum focus distance, delivering up to 0.5x macro magnification.

The Panasonic Lumix S 14-28mm f/4-5.6 MACRO goes super-wide and super-close, making it a very versatile lens and great for vlogging. (Image credit: Panasonic)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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