Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens

PanasonicSKU: 5025232942619

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Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f1.8 to f16
  • 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
  • 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
  • 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09"
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Includes Lens Hood

Ultra-Wide
The lens can focus on a subject approx. 8cm from the front of the lens barrel. The depth of the 18mm + F1.8 background, while adding impact to the main subject, allows for powerful picture-making.

Weather Resistant
This lens is dust- and splash-resistant and designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 °C. It is tough enough to withstand bad weather conditions.

Smooth Exposure
Smooth and minute exposure control of a maximum of 0.005EV (=1/200EV) is possible with the micro-step aperture control, so it significantly suppresses exposure changes even in shooting scenes with large changes in brightness.

Beautiful Images from Corner to Corner
Ultra-wide-angle 18mm lens with compact and lightweight design
High optical performance using 3 ASPH / 1 UED / 3 ED / 1 UHR lenses
Beautiful bokeh images
Operability Unified with the F1.8 Series
Unified image rendering performance that realizes comfortable post-production Efficient workflow by unifying operability and exterior design
Compact, lightweight and splash/dust/freeze-resistant design (down to -10°C)
Video Performance for Creative Use
Suppression of focus breathing
Smooth exposure changes by micro-step aperture control
High-speed AF and silent operation with inner focus and linear motor

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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