The new Panasonic Lumix GX8 is now shipping from retailers. The Micro Four Thirds format GX8 features a 20.3MP sensor and captures 4K video at 24/30p. The camera retails for $1200. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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.
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.