Panasonic has officially announced a new roadmap lens – the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens. On the Micro Four Thirds platform, it serves as a 100-400mm equivalent telephoto zoom.
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Key Features
- Two UED Elements, Two ED Elements
- Two Aspherical Elements, One UHR Element
- Nano Surface Coating
- High-Speed 240 fps AF System
- POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
- Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
The new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens retails for $1699 and will ship in June 2018. You can pre-order the lens here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix GH5S this week at CES 2018. It’s built for a low-light and video shooting with a 10.3MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It looks a lot like Panasonic’s version of Sony’s A7S product line.
Panasonic Lumix GH5S Key Features
- 10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
- Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
- V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
- 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
- Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- Advanced DFD AF System
- 12 fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes
Note the key features mostly highlight the video features and reinforces its position as a camera made for the video enthusiasts and pros. Nonetheless, it is still a full featured photography tool that captures 10.3MP RAW image files and up to 12fps. However, it’s worth noting that Panasonic did not include the sensor-shift stabilization inside the GH5S in order to avoid problems with sensor movement during video capture.
The Panasonic GH5S retails for $2499 and should be available in February. You can pre-order it and get the full spec list here at B&H Photo.
A pair of Panasonic lenses are available now with instant rebates and a free gift card. The Panasonic Lumix G 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens is $697.99 (reg. $997.99) and comes with a free $50 gift card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Also, the Panasonic Lumix G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power OIS lens is $547.99 (reg. $697.99) and also includes a $50 B&H gift card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The new lens features a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and uses one ED element and two UED elements. It offers an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16 and is a weather-sealed construction.
The new lens should be available in August 2016 for $1299. You can pre-order it now here at B&H Photo.
While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
I stopped by Olympus’ meeting room at CES 2016 (no Olympus booth this year), to get a closer look at the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens. I was able to try out a preproduction unit for a few minutes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. In short, it is an impressive addition to Olympus’ line-up. [Read more…]