Panasonic has announced 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for its Lumix S telephoto zoom lenses which are designed for use on the Lumix s1 and S1R.
The 1.4x teleconverter (DMW-STC14) and a 2x teleconverter (DMW-STC20) are compatible with the Lumix S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. When the 1.4x converter is mounted the lens has a focal length range of 98-280mm. Using the 2x teleconverter, however, takes it to 140-400mm. According to Panasonic, the autofocus system remains fast and accurate. They will also be compatible with the 70-200mm F2.8 S Series lens, which is set to arrive later this year.
Both teleconverters are dust and splash-resistant and capable of operating at -10C.
Lens Composition of 7 lenses including 2 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in 4 groups.
Lens Composition of 8 lenses including 2 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in 4 groups.
Price and Availability
The DMW-STC14 and DMW-STC20 teleconverters are set to go on sale from June 2019. They have a recommended retail prices of £489.99 (Ireland €569.99) for the 1.4x teleconverter DMW-STC14 and £579.99 (Ireland €669.99) for the 2.0x teleconverter DMW-STC20.