4K is here to stay and the cameras just keep getting more compact and affordable. Panasonic dropped a couple new pocket cams (the ZS100 and ZS60) at CES 2016 that are cheaper alternatives to Sony’s vaunted RX100 IV. [Read more…]
The new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens is the longest Micro Four Thirds lens you can find. It offers an impressive 200-800mm equivalent zoom range and has some neat tricks up its sleeve on the body’s build. [Read more…]
Other lens updates include:
Panasonic’s GH4 has been rumored to get an upgrade with a V-Log recording option for wider dynamic range and greater flexibility in color grading. We saw this feature alongside the anamorphic firmware upgrade back at NAB 2015.
What we didn’t know at the time was when it would be released and if it would cost extra. We still don’t have answers to these questions but new rumors from Digicame-info suggest that Panasonic may introduce a new model, the GH4R, which comes with V-Log capabilities out of the box. [Read more…]
Metabones has a released a new lens adapter for Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter will adapt Canon EF lenses to Panasonic MFT cameras like the Panasonic GH4.
The new Speed Booster increases maximum aperture by one stop and makes the lens 0.71x wider than in otherwise would be on the Micro Four Thirds camera. It allows Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras to achieve autofocus with either Canon EF lenses. It can be powered by either the camera body or an external 5v power source.
Aperture is also controlled by the camera body and image stabilization is supported on lenses that provide this feature. A detachable tripod foot is compatible with Arca Swiss ball heads.
The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter retails for $649 and is expected to ship in early October. Check it out here at B&H Photo.