Panasonic launches two new lenses, one for the Lumix S, one for Micro Four Thirds

If you want your cameras taken seriously by professionals, you need a professional lens system to go with them, so Panasonic’s announcement of its LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470) is important.

Every pro system needs a set of three key ‘pro’ f/2.8 lenses to go with it, and one of these is a constant-aperture f/2.8 ‘standard’ lens in the 24-70mm zoom range or thereabouts. This is likely to be an important lens for the Panasonic Lumix S1R and the new Lumix S1H.

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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