Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) officially announced

Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8
(Image credit: Panasonic)

The specs of the Panasonic Lumix 35mm F1.8 may not be dramatic by modern standards, but it’s an important lens for owners of L-mount cameras, partly because it’s an affordable fast prime when so many full frame lenses are very expensive, and partly because it’s the last addition to Panasonic's set of four f/1.8 prime lenses deliberately designed to offer similar size, handling and center of gravity.

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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