Here are some practical examples taken at each end of the zoom range of the new Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4. It’s a very versatile zoom range, going from wide angle at the 24mm end to a medium telephoto of 105mm. I’ve included some practical examples that give a sense of how that translates in visual terms.
It’s designed for Panasonic’s new Lumix full-frame mirrorless cameras with the new L-mount. I’ve been using it on the Lumix S1; that’s the camera used for all the shots below. It can also be used on APS-C sensor cameras, in which case the effective focal length becomes 36mm to 158mm in 35mm/full-frame equivalent terms.
The maximum aperture of ƒ/4 applies throughout the zoom range. It has an aperture range from ƒ/4 to ƒ/22.
It’s a macro lens, has built-in optical image stabilization, and is ruggedized for protection against the water and dust and knocks.
I’ve posted separately a much larger collection of sample images shot with this lens.
Examples of the Zoom Range
Where to Find Them
You can find the Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Macro zoom lens at B&H Photo, Adorama, and Amazon.
- Lumia S camera lens – 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumia S Series full-frame...
- O. I. S. Stabilization – complies with Lumia camera body I. S. ; 5-axis Dual I. S. 2  makes it...
You can rent them from BorrowLenses and LensProtoGo.
I haven’t come across many used ones for sale, but it’s worth a try at KEH if you’re in the market for a used copy.
Accessories for the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Macro
Filters. It takes standard 77mm screw-on filters: Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND. Because it’s a telescoping zoom, the front section doesn’t rotate as you zoom in and out, which is useful when using directional filters like polarizers or graduated neutral density filters.
Lens Hood. It comes with a plastic petal-style lens hood. The model number is S-R23105, but those seem to be hard to come by as replacement parts. If you opt for an aftermarket version, be sure to check for lens (or hood) vignetting when zoomed out.
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