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).
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:
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&H, Adorama) 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.