Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens Officially Announced

Panasonic today officially announced the new Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The US price is $1,797.99 and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of August 2021.

Versatility within a short telephoto range, the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH., from Panasonic, is a 50-100mm-equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Ideal for portraiture, fashion, events, and other mid-range subjects, this lens pairs the useful focal length range with an impressively bright constant f/1.7 maximum aperture, advanced optics, and a portable form factor. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”

Panasonic GH6 Camera Registered Online

Panasonic GH6 camera surfaced at Bluetooth certification agency. The Panasonic GH6 camera will support Bluetooth 5.0.

According to latest rumors, the upcoming Panasonic GH6 camera  will use a Hybrid AF sensor.

The Panasonic GH6 flagship camera of the LUMIX G Series will be commercialized for its release to world markets by the end of 2021. The Panasonic GH6 is already listed at B&HPhoto. Full article on Explora (Click here).

Panasonic GH6 Key Features:

  • New Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Updated Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 5.7K 60p Video, 10-Bit Sampling
  • DCI 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2, Unlimited Recording
  • UHD 4K 120p with 10-Bit HFR
  • Approximately $2500

Via Nokishita

Panasonic GH6 Rumored to Feature Phase Detection Autofocus

According to latest rumors, the Panasonic GH6 sensor will feature phase detection autofocus. The camera will have a Hybrid AF system. However we don’t have details about the number of AF points that GH6 will feature.

Thew Panasonic GH6 flagship camera of the LUMIX G Series will be commercialized for its release to world markets by the end of 2021. The Panasonic GH6 is already listed at B&HPhoto. Full article on Explora (Click here).

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Venus Optics Announces Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens with Automatic Aperture Control

Venus Optics has announced an updated version of its Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens that has electronic aperture control.

This lens is currently the widest rectilinear lens available for Micro Four Thirds. It gives a field of view equivalent to a 15 mm lens on 35 mm sensors. This allows MFT users to enjoy an impressive 110° ultra wide angle of view for a broad range of shooting.

The new lens features the same optical construction as its fully-manual predecessor (13 elements in nine groups), but adds an electronically-controlled aperture at the cost of reducing the number of aperture blades to five.

Designed for the MFT system, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 lens with electronic aperture control costs $549. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&HYou can view a gallery of full-sized sample images on Venus Optics’ Flickr album.

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New ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 Lens for L-mount

ZY Optics released a new version of their Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame L mount (Sigma FP, Panasonic S1 and S1H, Leica SL, SL2).

The price of the new lens is $799 and you can order with free international shipping. The bright prime lens is also available for Nikon ZSony E, and Canon RF mounts.

The ZY Optics Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens weighs 1.38 lb. (675g). The lens is 3.46″ (88mm) long and has a maximum diameter of 2.95″ (75mm). The lens has a 75mm filter thread.  Other features include a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F0.95 through F16 and a 100cm (3.25ft) minimum focusing distance. Continue reading “New ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 Lens for L-mount”

New Firmware Updates for Panasonic GH5S, G9 and G100

Panasonic has released new firmware updates for the GH5SG9 and G100 cameras.

  • Panasonic GH5S Firmware Version 2.0
  • Panasonic G9 Firmware Version 2.4
  • Panasonic G100 Firmware Version 1.2

$300 off on Panasonic GH5S body: $1,797.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$300 off on Panasonic G9: $997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama

$150 off on Panasonic G100 with 12-32mm Lens: $597.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Panasonic GH5 II Availability & in Stock Tracker

Looking for the Panasonic GH5 II availability? Here is our free Panasonic Lumix GH5 II pre-order, availability and in stock tracker.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II mirrorless camera was officially announced on May 25, 2021. Boasting updated video capabilities and a refined design, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II is now the company’s most video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera and it provides a professional-quality imaging platform for shooters who demand versatile video and stills capabilities in a single compact camera. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating, the Panasonic GH5 II achieves C4K/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit video recording and simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. With the pre-installed V-Log L, it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded in V-Log of S1H/S1 and V-Log L of GH5/GH5S. The Panasonic GH5 II Body Image Stabilizer (I.S.) is further advanced to achieve stable handheld shooting and making it possible to use a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. So, with a few significant performance improvements and a competitive price, the Panasonic GH5 Mark II is a value option for video shooters or as a tool for hybrid shooters who need a good solution for both stills and video.

The Panasonic GH5 II is scheduled to start shipping on June 30, 2021, and it is expected to be one of the best selling video-focused mirrorless cameras in 2021. So, if you are interested or want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now. All the authorized Panasonic dealers will not charge your card until they actually ship the item to you, and you can cancel it anytime.

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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 L-Mount Lens Officially Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 lens for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $447.99 and the lens is available for pre-order at Adorama | B&H. Shipping is scheduled to start in July 2021.

Its 50mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture, landscapes, and all-purpose shooting and provides a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field control. Three aspherical lenses including an extra-low dispersion element and an ultra-high refractive index element reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. The lens has a nine-blade aperture to ensure out-of-focus highlights remain circular as you stop the lens down, and its focus group is driven by a linear motor.

Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 L-Mount Lens Key Features

  • Fits S-Series Full-Frame digital cameras
  • F1.8 large aperture excels in video recording
  • Lightweight for all-day and comfort
  • Stunning image quality from center to edges
  • Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant
  • Fixed Focal Length: Focal Length: 50mm
  • Lens Type: Standard Lens
  • Image Stabilization: Image Stabilization: No
  • Special Features: Aspherical, Bokeh Effect, Dustproof/Splashproof
  • Filter Size: Focal Length: 67mm

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Panasonic GH5 II First Impression Reviews

Let’s have a look at the Panasonic GH5 II First Impression Reviews. In this post you’ll find several hands-on video reviews of the high-end Micro Four Thirds camera.

With a few significant performance improvements and an affordable price, the new Panasonic GH5 II is a value option for video shooters or as a tool for hybrid shooters who need a good solution for both stills and video.

Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II (Amazon,B&HPhotoAdorama) is capable of unlimited video recording in various settings and can record DCI and UHD 4K with the full sensor area and can output 10-bit 4:2:0 internally up to 60p, or 4:2:2 at 30p.  Take a look at the Panasonic GH5 II hands-on reviews.

Price and Availability

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II will be available in late June with an MSRP of $1699 for the body and $2299 kitted with the 12-60mm F2.8-4 lens.

Full article on Explora (Click here).

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Best Memory Cards for Panasonic GH5 II

Are you searching for the best SD memory cards for Panasonic Lumix GH5 II?  In this guide we list the top recommended & fastest SD cards for Panasonic GH5 II mirrorless camera.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II has dual SD memory card slots that both support the ultra-fast UHS-II SD cards.

Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II (Amazon,B&HPhotoAdorama) is capable of unlimited video recording in various settings and can record DCI and UHD 4K with the full sensor area and can output 10-bit 4:2:0 internally up to 60p, or 4:2:2 at 30p. And the Panasonic GH5 II is capable of wireless live streaming using the LUMIX Sync smartphone app supported by USB PD outdoors or indoors. V-LogL is pre-installed to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors, which makes you easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded in V-Log and V-LogL of Panasonic and LUMIX line-up. Whether indoors or outdoors, only the camera and a smartphone are required to reach an audience, making the GH5 II an ideal camera for electronic news gathering, travel, event, lecture, and live commerce applications.

In order to get the ultra high read speeds (transfer speeds) and write speeds (fast buffer clearing time) of your GH5 II camera, here we collect the fastest and reliable SD cards for Panasonic GH5 Mark II. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Panasonic GH5 II”