Panasonic Patent Points to Several New Prime Lenses

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Panasonic might be all out of new G and GF-series Micro Four Thirds cameras this year but that does not mean it’s out of new lenses. 43 Rumors picked on a new patent for a new slew of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds prime lenses from a 25mm f1.4 to a 98mm f2.0.

One of the most important additions could be the 34mm f1.8, which is just one numeral shy of the beloved 35mm focal length. Thus far it’s been a gap in Panasonic’s mirrorless lens family, which has only been served by zoom lenses such as the Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 and Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8. Panasonic may also add a 64mm f1.8 and  98mm f2.0 lens.

Additionally the patent describes lenses that would replace parts of Panasonic’s current Micro Four Thirds lens lineup. A 25mm f1.4 would replace the Lumix G 25mm f1.4, while 43mm f1.4 would be a slight downgrade from the current Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 Nocticron. As with all patent, we’re not going pin our hopes on seeing these new lenses anytime soon or at all, but Panasonic’s lens fleet could certainly use the new additions.

Via 43 Rumors

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.