Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

This 18mm full-frame equivalent ultra-wide-angle lens is constructed of 12 elements in nine groups, including two aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one Ultra High Refractive Index (UHR) element. Other features include a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 9.5cm (3.7”) with a 0.25x maximum magnification ratio and a 55mm front filter thread. The lens measures 52mm (2”) long by 61mm (2.4”) in diameter and weighs 130g (4.6oz).

The Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens will be on sale from late July 2022 for $499.99. Pre-Orders are available at B&HphotoAdoramaAmazon. Continue reading “Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

Meike Mini Prime Cine Lens Set For RF Mount Now Available

Meike has introduced a new cine lens collection that features 5 popular focal lengths ranging from 10mm to 85mm. Meike has grouped 5 of its most popular cine lenses into one kit that is available in RF, E, X and M43 mounts.

Featured in the 5* Cine Lens Kit are the MK-35mm T2.2, MK-50mm T2.2, MK-65mm T2.2, MK-85mm T2.2 and the just-announced MK-10mm T2.2. Prices range from £1570.13 to £1784.58 and the kits are available now.

Also announced today and featured in the kit line-up is the Meike 10mm T2.2 lens which has the following specs:

  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • Format: Aps-C
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Aperture Range: T/2.2-T/22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
  • Filter Size: 77
  • Focus Rotation: 270-degrees
  • Weight (Approx.): 600g
  • Dimensions M43 mount: 80×88.0mm
  • FOV: APS-C – Diagonal 106.4-degrees, M43 – Diagonal 90.4-degrees
  • Fit: M43/RF/E/X mount

Available now, prices start at £367.63 for the M43 version while the Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon RF mount versions are priced at £459.54.

New MFT Cameras to be Announced in 2022

According to recent reports, there will be new MFT cameras coming in 2022.  The products on the horizon are Panasonic G9 Mark II  and Olympus E-M5 Mark IV.

After the big announcements of Olympus OM-1 and Panasonic GH6, some people may be worried that the release of the new Micro Four Thirds products may have entered a very slow and boring period.

But there will be more new MFT cameras announced in 2022. We’re collecting detailed information on those new models, but if  Panasonic Lumix GH6 (B&HAdorama) and OM SYSTEM OM-1 ($2,199.99 USD at B&HPhoto and Adorama) are too expensive for you, you should wait for the next camera.

We don’t know if it’s Panasonic, OM-D’S, or both, but it seems likely that some kind of Micro Four Thirds camera will come out later this year. Even the details of the new model is unknown at the moment, it seems that we may expect the successor to Panasonic G9  and  Olympus E-M5 Mark III.

via 43Rumors

New Firmware Ver.1.2 for Panasonic GH6 Released

Panasonic released the new firmware Ver.1.2 for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 (AmazonB&HAdorama).  This new camera is now in stock and shipping in most US stores.

Panasonic GH6 IN STOCK AmazonB&HAdorama

Panasonic GH6 Firmware Version 1.2

  1. There were cases where magenta or green cast was seen on the live view image during photo shooting/video recording. This bug has been fixed.
  2. When recording video in [5.7K/5.8K] with a wide-angle lens and the [E-Stabilization(Video)] is set to ON, there were cases where particular part of the image frames were vertically shifted throughout the footage depending on the focal length. This bug has been fixed.

New Panasonic GH6 Review

Here is a new Panasonic GH6 review. The Photography blog has published the Panasonic GH6 mirrorless camera review. They say “the new Panasonic Lumix GH6 delivers virtually everything that an aspiring one-man/woman videographer could ever want from a hybrid camera”.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 (AmazonB&HAdorama). is the latest in a line of high-end Micro Four Thirds video cameras.

Panasonic GH6 Key Features

  • 25.2MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-Bit Unlimited Recording
  • 5.7K 60p, 4K 120p HFR, FHD 300p VFR
  • ProRes 422 HQ, V-Log and DR Boost
  • Dual I.S. 2, 7.5-Stop 5-Axis Stabilizer
  • 100MP Handheld High-Resolution Mode
  • 3.68m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen
  • CFexpress Type B & SD UHS-II Card Slots
  • Built-In Active Cooling

Check out the details of the New Panasonic GH6 Review below : Continue reading “New Panasonic GH6 Review”

New Firmware Ver.1.1 for Panasonic GH6 Released

Panasonic released the new firmware Ver.1.1 for the newly released Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 (AmazonB&HAdorama).  This new camera is now in stock and shipping in most US stores.

Panasonic GH6 Firmware Version 1.1

  1. When a RAW image shot in High Resolution mode was developed using RAW development software, there were cases where false color occurred in the developed image. This issue has been resolved.

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New Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO Lens

Venus Optics announced the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO Lens. The price of the lens is $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&HPhoto

Anhui China, 16 March, 2022 –Anhui China, Mar 16 , 2021 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer that specialized in making unique camera lenses, is presenting a new Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO after the previous success in their Argus series. This new lens is designed for the Micro Four Thirds system and offers an ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture. The remarkable shallow depth of field creates a dreamy rendering that easily separates your subject from the background. An APO design minimized the chromatic aberration. Both photographers and videographers can benefit from the flexibility for shooting in low light situations.

Key Features of Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO: Continue reading “New Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO Lens”

Micro Four Thirds Q&A : OM SYSTEM OM-1 vs Panasonic GH6

Here is a quick comparison for the new OM SYSTEM OM-1 vs Panasonic GH6 cameras. If you wonder about the differences of these two new flagship Micro Four Thirds cameras this post is for you.

Chris and Jordan at DPReview TV take a few minutes to answer some of them in front of a fireplace, including video autofocus, image quality, live ND, Shutter shock, ISO, Recording limits, 6K Photo mode and more.

Continue reading “Micro Four Thirds Q&A : OM SYSTEM OM-1 vs Panasonic GH6”

Panasonic GH6 in Short Supply

According to the, the newly announced Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 is now in short supply.

Panasonic GH6 is scheduled to be released on March 15, they have received reservations that greatly exceeded their expectations, so some customers who have already made reservations may not be delivered on the day of release.

A few days ago, there was information that OM-1 had more orders than expected, but since there was an announcement of supply shortage for GH6, it seems that there are quite a few orders.

Panasonic GH6 has become a more professional-oriented camera, with a larger body and a cooling fan, so we are wondering if there would be so many, but like the OM-1, this is also a good start.

Check Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 availability at AmazonB&HAdorama.