Panasonic launches its first three L-mount lenses

Alongside its new Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R full frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic has announced three lenses to kick off its Lumix S lens range. They are a 24-105mm f/4 standard zoom lens, a 50mm f/1.4 fast prime and a 70-200mm f/4 constant aperture telephoto zoom.

The lenses are based around the Leica L-Mount as part of an ‘L-Mount Alliance’ announced last year between Panasonic, Leica and Sigma. It’s especially important that Panasonic gets lenses out for its new system as soon as possible because unlike Canon and Nikon, its other new full frame mirrorless competitors, Panasonic doesn’t have a full frame DSLR lens range to fall back on. Sony already has a large range of native E-mount lenses for its own full frame cameras.

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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