The LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is comprised of nine lens elements in eight groups including three aspherical lenses, one ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and one UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens. The use of three aspherical lenses realizes both high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, which are common advantages to the series of all F1.8 lenses.
The ED lens effectively suppresses chromatic aberration. The lens has a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm, which produces beautiful round shapes in the blurred background areas of open aperture footage.
The LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is suitable for a variety of subjects ranging from portrait to landscape. It also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which is a fatal problem of interchangeable lenses, which we redesigned for still image photography, but used for videography. Together with a micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change, the LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 lens ensures professional quality video recordings.
With its compact, approximately 300g light weight, the LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 is great to take along to any shooting. The rugged dust/splash-resistant design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 10 degrees centigrade below zero for high mobility.