Panasonic announces new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 full frame L-mount prime

Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm F1.8
(Image credit: Panasonic)

The LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is not Panasonic’s first 50mm prime. There is also a  Panasonic LUMIX S Pro 50mm f1.4, launched at the same time as the Lumix S1 and S1R, but this is a big, heavy and extremely expensive lens. The new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is 2/3 of a stop slower, but much lighter and much less expensive.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at