Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 60MP BSI sensor inside the Leica M11 camera. According to their sensor review and test results; the Leica M11 achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 100 points, with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.8 EV dynamic range, and 3376 ISO low-light score.

With an overall sensor score of 100, Leica M11 is a state-of-the-art high pixel count full-frame 35mm format sensor.  This is also 4 points higher than the Leica Q2  at 96 points, the last best performing Leica sensor they tested. Continue reading “Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)”

Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera Officially Announced

The Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera is now officially announced. The US price is $8,995 and available for pre-order at AdoramaAmazonB&HPhoto.

Perfectly meshing timeless design with contemporary performance, the Leica M11 is a rangefinder camera featuring a revised sensor design and updated connectivity and while maintaining the familiar design of a Leica M camera. Continue reading “Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera Officially Announced”

Panasonic Lumix S 35mm f/1.8 Lens Coming Soon

According to recent reports from Nokishita , the new Panasonic Lumix S 35mm f/1.8 Lens has just been added to overseas retailers. Official announcement is expected to happen in the next several days.

Panasonic Lumix S5 body: $1,997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Coming Next : Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Lens

The next lens from Sigma will be the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary. The lens will probably be in L-mount and Sony E.

Sigma lenses have been getting more and more popular in recent years. product line consists mainly of variable aperture zoom lenses for general use, such as standard and telephoto zoom lenses for APS-C cameras (the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM Macro C, for example).

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The next lens that Sigma will announce will be “18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary”. I was able to confirm the L mount and E mount from a review article of a certain photographer, but it is unconfirmed whether other mounts will be released.

via Nokishita

Leaked : Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 Lens Specifications

First set of specifications for the upcoming Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 lens for L-mount have been leaked. Expect the official announcement soon.

Panasonic to announce a new LLumix S 24mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens for L-mount. This wide angle prime lens has been on the Panasonic L-mount roadmap for a while.  See all current Panasonic L-mount lenses.

  • 12 elements in 11 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 UED lens, 3 ED lenses)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.24m
  • Maximum shooting magnification 0.15x
  • Filter diameter. 67mm
  • Dimensions: 73.6×82.0mm
  • Weight is 310g

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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”

Panasonic Lumix S5 Sensor Review : Scored 94 Points at DxOMark

DxOMark published their tests and review of 24.2MP sensor inside the Panasonic Lumix S5 camera ($1,697).

According to sensor review, the Panasonic Lumix S5 gets an outstanding overall DxOmark score of 94 points, with a combination of 25.1 bits color depth, 14.5 EV dynamic range, and 2697 ISO low-light score.

Here are the details about the Panasonic sensor review: Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S5 Sensor Review : Scored 94 Points at DxOMark”

First Rumored Panasonic S1H II Specs : 8k24p and built-in ND

Here are the first rumored specs of the upcoming Panasonic S1H II camera. From the Panasonic S1H II Specs we can see that the full frame l-mount camera will ve able to record 8K videos at 24p.

Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping in the US: $3,997.99 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon. Continue reading “First Rumored Panasonic S1H II Specs : 8k24p and built-in ND”

Leica SL2-S Firmware Update Version 2.0 Released

Leica released a new firmware version 2.0 for Leica SL2-S mirrorless camera. The latest firmware for the Leica SL2-S provides the following new functions.

Designed for stills and video, Leica SL2-S features a new 24mp BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K CINE video recording.

Leica SL2-S: $4,895 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Leica SL2-S Firmware Update Version 2.0 Released”

Panasonic Firmware Updates for Lumix S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1

Panasonic has announced major firmware updates for its LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras DC-S1H (Ver.2.4), DC-S1 (Ver.2.0), DC-S1R (Ver.1.8), DC-S5 (Ver.2.2) and its Micro Four Thirds box-style mirrorless camera DC-BGH1 (Ver.2.0) to further enhance functions, performance and usability.

The firmware will be available to download from the LUMIX Global Customer Support Site according to the following time schedule: Continue reading “Panasonic Firmware Updates for Lumix S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1”