Panasonic just announced its new 20.3MP Lumix GX8 Micro Four Thirds camera. In addition to the higher resolution sensor than what we’ve seen from prior Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix GX8 keeps with the recent trend from Panasonic by offering 4K video capture. [Read more…]
The lens is made for 2/3″ sensor ENG and studio cameras; however, Fotodiox makes a handy little B4 to Micro Four Thirds mount adapter. When you use the adapter coupled with the 2.6x extender feature of the GH4, then you can cover the active sensor area with the smaller image circle.
Stacking the 2.6x extender on top of the Micro Four Thirds 2x crop factor gives you a massive reach with this lens. [Read more…]
B&H has the new Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. Power OIS lens in stock and now shipping. That’s a 90mm equivalent focal length, which should make for a nice portrait lens for Micro Four Thirds shooters. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has posted certifications for the Panasonic Lumix G7, GX8 and FZ300 cameras. [Read more…]
Panasonic GH4 firmware version 2.2, which provides a 4:3 anamorphic image capture at 3328 x 2496 video resolution, is now available. Additional features in the new firmware update include the ability to manually select a 1/16,000 second shutter speed using the electronic shutter of the GH4.
Additionally, firmware version 2.2 fixes the issue in which video recorded in the AVCHD format gets misdated when importing to some editing software.