Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Firmware v2.2 Announced, Support Direct SSD Recording over USB

Panasonic has just announced its latest software update for the LUMIX GH6. The GH6 firmware v2.2 adds an exciting feature. You can now record directly to a connected SSD via the camera’s USB interface. Firmware v2.2 will be available for download on September 27.

With the new GH6 firmware v2.2 it becomes possible to record high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Maximum 1.9Gbps) or high-bitrate, large-volume 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra directly onto a SSD (2 TB max). Continue reading “Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Firmware v2.2 Announced, Support Direct SSD Recording over USB”

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Officially Announced, Price $999

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens. The US price is $699 and it will be released in October 2022. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens is available for pre-order at BHPhotoAdorama.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens: $999.99 at BHPhoto, Adorama.

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Key Features

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
  • 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
  • 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09″
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Includes Lens Hood

Press Release: Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Officially Announced, Price $999”

Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.

The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and has an aperture range of F0.95 through F16. Its minimum focusing distance is 45cm (17.7”), it uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and it has a 62mm front filter thread. Continue reading “Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless”

Panasonic GH6 firmware update adds 4K 120p raw video output over HDMI

Panasonic has announced new firmware for the GH6 that will add raw video data output over HDMI in DCI 4K at up to 120fps, as well as more internal recording options.

Panasonic has announced new firmware will become available for the Lumix GH6 on July 5, 2022.

Panasonic GH6 Firmware Version 2.0 will bring ProRes RAW recording at frame rates of up to 119.88p in DCI 4K and 59.94p in 5.7K when the camera is tethered to the Atomos Ninja V+. The original Ninja V only supports up to 59.94p in DCI 4K and 29.97p in 5.7, so the newer V+ is needed for the higher frame rate options. Anamorphic shooters will get ProRes RAW 4:3 in 5.8K at up to 29.97p and 4.4K at up to 59.94p with the Ninja V+, or 5.8K-A up to 25p with the original Ninja V.

Panasonic GH6 IN STOCK AmazonB&HAdorama

Panasonic GH6 Firmware Version 2.0 will be made available for download on 5th July via the Lumix Global website. For more information see the full press text.

Panasonic GH6 body: $2,197.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic GH6 with 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Lens: $2,797.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced, Price $899

Sigma officially announced the new Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount. The US price is $899 and it will be released in late June 2022. Now the new Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is available for pre-order at  BHphotoAdoramaAmazon.

Designed for  full-frame Sony E mount, you can use this premium lens on mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7 IVSony A7R IV.

Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Lens Key Specifications

  • Lens construction: 11 groups, 16 elements (5 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Angle-of-view: 107–75.4
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 25cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.6
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions (max diameter x length): 77.2mm x 100.6mm Weight: 450g

Continue reading “Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced, Price $899”

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The lens is manual focus and it will be available in Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z mounts.

The price of the manual focus Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Lens is $149.99. Check availability at Amazon. The lens is available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z-mount cameras.

The lens is also compatible with the Nikon Z5Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless models when APS-C crop mode is selected. Continue reading “Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

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