Panasonic Lens for Every Occasion
Written by Emily Mathison - Oct 20, 2020
When it comes to purchasing a lens, it can be a bit of a daunting task. Depending on what lens you ultimately go with can effectively alter the kind of photography and images you can shoot and produce. For instance, if you are wanting to shoot wildlife and you have bought a wide angle 7-14mm lens, chances are you won’t be getting any up-close action shots of the animals…unless you manage to get within a few metres of them.
Thankfully, Panasonic have an enormous range of lenses that are perfect for every kind of photography under the sun. From portrait to landscape to video, there is something for everyone. So if you’re feeling a little stuck on what lens will best fit your needs, or you are in need of a gear upgrade and want some inspiration, we’ve curated a list of six Panasonic lenses that cover just about everything.
You really cannot go wrong with this lens. It has one of the most versatile focal lengths going around, a bright f/2.8 aperture and boasts a razor-sharp precision that produces clean and crisp results. Equipped with Dual Autofocus Modes and a robust dust and splash resistant design, this is a lens that can really push your images to the next level. The handiest feature of the lens is the focal length, which can capture everything from vast surroundings to close ups, capturing fine details, making it an ideal landscape photography lens.
As a photographer there is nothing more satisfying than capturing a perfect portrait…when your subjects face is perfectly framed with impeccable clarity and sharpness and softened with a glowy bokeh effect in the background. With the Lumix S Pro 50mm f/1.4 lens, you can effortlessly capture flawless portraits all the time. The lens is equipped with 13 elements in 11 groups, offering higher contrast in images and clearer colours from corner to corner. Aside from portraits, this is a perfect everyday and travel lens, as it is extremely compact and rugged, making it a great adventure companion.
This is a fast, precise, compact and reliable lens that produces stunningly crisp results. Boasting a fixed 25mm focal length that delivers a perspective similar to the human eye, this is a great lens for street photography or any project where you are aiming to showcase the world as it is. The wide f/1.7 aperture offers fantastic flexibility and makes low-light shooting a breeze, allowing you to continue shooting all through the night or early hours of the morning. The lens also weighs a tiny 125g, so even if you are out on a full day shoot or doing a lot of walking, you will barely even notice the lens is there.
This is quite possibly one of the most versatile lenses in the range, positioning it as an ideal everyday lens. The focal length allows for the capture of everything from wide landscapes to portraits and intimate macro shots. It is equipped with image stabilisation that combat movement or blur in images, producing the highest quality clarity. It additionally houses precise autofocus capabilities, allowing you to focus on the creative aspect of each shot while the lens locks in on your subject.
If sports photography is your game, this is the lens for you. Featuring an autofocusing motor rated at 240fps that offers extremely fast and consistent focusing performance, you can more efficiently and accurately track fast moving subjects, meaning you will never miss a shot. The 100-400mm focal range also means that you can capture wide field shots or zoom in to capture a player’s facial expressions and finer details. Built with a dust and moisture resistant construction, this lens copes just fine out in the elements or if you are caught in a patch of bad weather.
This lens is packed with features in a compact and lightweight body. Boasting a consistent f/2.8 aperture, wide focal length range and in-built Optical Image Stabilisation System, this is a great lens for videographers or video content creators. The image stabilisation allows you to record video while on the go by reducing the blur when shooting handheld, giving you more creative freedom with your shoots. Teamed with the Contrast Autofocus system that delivers fast and silent AF, you will effortlessly produce smooth and seamless footage.
This is just a handful of Panasonic lenses to get you headed in the right direction and give you a basis for which type of lens is the most suitable for you, and although they all serve a different purpose, they all provide uncompromised quality and produce incredible results.
If you have any questions about a particular lens, or just want a little more help before you make the final decision, you can give our friendly team a call on 1300 365 220. Alternatively, if you didn’t find quite what you were looking for here, you can find our full range of Panasonic lenses here.