Two teleconverters will be making their way into Panasonic’s full-frame S-system this July. The 1.4x and 2x teleconverters will be compatible with the current S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS, as well as the 70-200mm F2.8 arriving later this year. The 1.4x converter will give each lens approximately a 100-280mm range, and the 2x converter will likewise extend the zoom range to 140-400mm.
The 1.4x converter comprises 7 lenses in 4 groups, and includes 2 Ultra High Refractive Index Lenses (UHR). The 2x converter is composed of 8 lenses (2 UHR) in 4 groups. Both teleconverters are dust and splash-resistant, and will go on sale in July, priced at $499 and $599, respectively.
Panasonic Announces New Teleconverters for LUMIX S Series Telephoto Zoom Lenses
1.4x Teleconverter DMW-STC14 and 2x Teleconverter DMW-STC20
Newark, NJ (May 31, 2019) – Panasonic today announced new teleconverters for the LUMIX S Series telephoto zoom lenses – a 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-STC14 and a 2x Teleconverter DMW-STC20– available in July . The latest teleconverters can be attached to the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. (S-R70200)*1, turning the lens into a super telephoto lens with extended zoom range of maximum 400mm with high-speed and high-precision AF. The rugged and dust/splash-resistant*2 design withstands use under harsh conditions, even in -10 degrees Centigrade for high mobility.
Both teleconverters DMW-STC14 and DMW-STC20 will also be compatible with the new 70-200mm / F2.8 S Series lens, to be introduced later in 2019.
Lens Composition 7 lenses including 2 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in 4 groups
Lens Composition 8 lenses including 2 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in 4 groups