Panasonic has given us a release date and price for the previously announced Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new 30mm-equivalent lens will be available in silver and black starting in June, and will be priced at $599. It is already available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Samyang has taken the wraps off of the lenses it has teased over the past week. While we thought that we might see AF lenses from Samyang, we ended up with new support for several mirrorless camera mounts in a trio of lenses. [Read more…]
B&H has the new Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in stock now. That’s an 85mm equivalent on a full frame camera. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Olympus has announced the development of a pair of new M.ZUIKO PRO lenses – the M.ZUIKO DIGTAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 PRO.
The new 7-14mm f/2.8 lens (14-28mm equivalent) is a weather-sealed lens that’s dustproof and splashproof designed with the ruggedness of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 in mind. The 300mm f/4 lens will yield a 600mm equivalent field of view with the Micro Four Thirds sensor of the E-M1 and other MFT cameras.
Both new lenses are scheduled to launch in 2015. No word yet on pricing.
The more and more I see on the new Panasonic 4K Lumix camera, the more I am impressed. It is shaping up to be a groundbreaking 4K camera. The “game changer” moniker is really gone at this point for resolution and frame rate bumps; however, the G4K may be the most impressive launch we’ve seen in a prosumer camera in the past few years – especially if it comes in at the quoted “under $2000” price point.
Numerous rumors and leaks point to a Friday launch for the Panasonic 4K concept we saw at CES 2014. We believe the camera will be called the G4K and will offer a bevy of video-centric features. Previously rumored specs for the Panasonic Lumix G4K camera appear to be on the money and include: [Read more…]