Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens announced for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Art lens will be released in August for Panasonic / Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount.

The company calls it the ‘definitive lens for astrophotography’ and emphasizes its ‘outstanding’ resolution to the edges of the frame, achieved in part thanks to the inclusion of low dispersion elements and Sigma’s Nano Porous Coating (NPC).

The lens is splash and dustproof, and features a rear filter holder. The aperture diaphragm uses 11 rounded blades, and the lens weighs 28 oz / 795g. Shipping will start in late August 2019 and US Price would be around $1,300.

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Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9

Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

All programs will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website at UTC 1:00 on July 9, 2019.

The cameras and the programs to be updated are as follows: Continue reading “Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G90/G91/G95, G80/G81/G85 and GX9”

Sony a6400 vs Panasonic G95, Which Camera to Choose for Vlogging?

Both Sony a6400 and Panasonic G95 are excellent mirrorless cameras in 2019, but which camera to choose for vlogging? The Everyday Dad has published an good comparison video for the Sony a6400 vs Panasonic G95. Check  it out!

Sony a6400 body: $898 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic G95 with 12-60mm Lens: $1,197 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Sony a6400 vs Panasonic G95, Which Camera to Choose for Vlogging?”

Best Lenses for Panasonic G95

Best Lenses for Panasonic G95 mirrorless camera. Looking for the best lenses for Panasonic lumix G95? Here are our top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Panasonic G95.

The Panasonic Lumix G95 (AmazonB&HAdorama) is a larger camera than the G85 model, with a beefier grip and dedicated ISO, white balance and exposure compensation buttons. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 can record high-resolution stills with a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200-25600 and supports continuous shooting at up to 9 fps with AF-S. UHD 4K video recording is also supported at 30p and pre-installed V-Log L enables a wider dynamic range of up to 12 stops for greater color grading control during post production. Also, 4:2:2 8-bit output is possible when recording externally via micro-HDMI and both headphone and microphone jacks support improved audio recording.

Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. Here we list all the top recommended lenses for Panasonic G95 mirrorless camera based on good price, usefulness and high image quality, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. Order the one you are interested! Continue reading “Best Lenses for Panasonic G95”

Confirmed : New Panasonic S1H Camera to Feature IBIS

It is now confirmed that the Panasonic S1H camera will feature a built-in IBIS (in-body image stabilization). As you know Panasonic already announced the development of the new Lumix DC-S1H 6K Full Frame Mirrorless Camera.

The Lumix S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. Continue reading “Confirmed : New Panasonic S1H Camera to Feature IBIS”

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II lens now officially released. The fast prime lens is available in Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT and Canon EOS M mounts. The US price is $249.95 and now available for pre-order at AdoramaFirst version of the lens is priced for $179Shipping of the lens will start on August 25th, 2019. Continue reading “Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released”

Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019

Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019. Looking for a mirrorless camera? Here is the guide for you to get best mirrorless cameras in 2019.

Mirrorless cameras offer interchangeable lenses, just like DSLRs, but they’re smaller and lighter with more advanced viewing, focusing and video features. You can get the interchangeable lenses you need. Many people use them to take photos when they are travelling to memory their bright and exciting time.

Sony may be the leader in the mirrorless market and released several amazing full frame mirrorless cameras (including the Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III) and many excellent FE lenses. Fuji is also very active and released the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera “Fujifilm GFX 50S and GFX 100″. Panasonic and Olympus are also actively working hard on the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless market. Nikon and Canon is working seriously on their new full frame mirrorless cameras to compete with Sony. Here we looked at all mirrorless cameras on the market and selected the best choices based on price, usefulness and high image quality. Hope this buying guide is useful for you to find the best mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Best Mirrorless Cameras 2019”

Panasonic 1.4x & 2x L-mount Teleconverters Announced

In addition to Panasonic S1H 6K mirrorless camera, Panasonic also announced a 1.4x Teleconverter DMW-STC14 and a 2x Teleconverter DMW-STC20 for the LUMIX S Series telephoto zoom lenses.

The Panasonic 1.4x and 2x L-mount teleconverters will be compatible with the current S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS, as well as the 70-200mm F2.8 arriving later this year. Continue reading “Panasonic 1.4x & 2x L-mount Teleconverters Announced”