Leica SL2 Firmware Update Version 2.0 Released

Leica Camera has released a new firmware version 2.0 for Leica SL2 mirrorless camera (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon).  Version 2.0 includes a new Multishot feature that creates 187MP high-resolution photos.

The Leica SL2 is a L-mount full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers. It comes several significant updates and design changes when compared with the original Leica SL.

Here is the full list of improvements and bugfixes in firmware update 2.0: Continue reading “Leica SL2 Firmware Update Version 2.0 Released”

Sigma 16mm, 30mm and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lenses and USB Dock UD-11 for L-Mount and Canon EF-M

Sigma launched the popular 16mm F1.4 DC DN, 30mm F1.4 DC DN and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as the new Sigma USB Dock UD-11 which is designed for L-Mount and Canon EF-M mount.

The 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses are identical to their Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount and Micro Four Thirds predecessors, and are currently available to pre-order for $450 (AdoramaB&H), $340 (AdoramaB&H) and $480 (AdoramaB&H), respectively, with a July 10 shipping date.

Sigma’s new USB Dock UD-11 models use a USB Type-C connection and are available for Sigma L-mount and Canon EF-M mount mirrorless lenses. As with Sigma’s other docks, the UD-11 models makes it possible to update firmware and customize settings on Sigma lenses with these mounts.

These EF-M and L-Mount docks are also available to pre-order starting today for $59 (AdoramaB&H) with an expected shipping date of July 10. Continue reading “Sigma 16mm, 30mm and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lenses and USB Dock UD-11 for L-Mount and Canon EF-M”

Sigma TC-1411 1.4x and TC-2011 2x Teleconverters for L-Mount Lenses

In addition to the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens (for L-mount and E-mount), Sigma has also announced two new L-mount teleconverters: the TC-1411 (1.4x) and the TC-2011 (2x).

Sigma says these two teleconverters are ‘Designed to complement Sigma’s renowned optical formulas’ and feature a dust- and splash-proof design ‘comparable to that of the Sigma Sports line lenses.’

The TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2x) are currently available to pre-order for $400 (AdoramaB&H) and $430 (AdoramaB&H), respectively, and should ship on July 10 alongside the 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens. Continue reading “Sigma TC-1411 1.4x and TC-2011 2x Teleconverters for L-Mount Lenses”

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount

Sigma today officially announced the new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary telephoto zoom lens for E-mount and L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The telephoto zoom lens is constructed of 22 elements in 16 groups including one low dispersion element (FLD) and four special low dispersion (SLD) elements. It uses a stepping motor for autofocus, has a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum aperture range of F22–29 and a 67mm front filter thread. At 100mm it has a minimum focusing distance of 112cm (44”) and at 400mm it has a minimum focusing distance of 160cm (63”). The lens measures in at 86mm (3.4”) diameter, 197mm (7.8”) long and weighs 1,135g (40oz).

The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary is currently available to pre-order for Sony E-mount (AdoramaB&H) and L-mount (AdoramaB&H) for $950.  Shipping will start on July 10. Continue reading “Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount”

First Images of Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens, 2X TC-2011 teleconverter and Sigma USB dock UD-11

Here are the first images of the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens (for L-mount and E-mount), 2X TC-2011 teleconverter for L-mount and Sigma USB dock UD-11 for L-mount.

Sigma will soon announce a new super telephone zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras. The product would be the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens. 

The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens is already available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts for $799, so we expect the Sony E-mount version will also be priced at $799. In addition to the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens, Sigma is rumored to announce a new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS lens.  Continue reading “First Images of Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens, 2X TC-2011 teleconverter and Sigma USB dock UD-11”

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lens

Panasonic has announced a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060), based on the L-Mount system for its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm lens will be available to purchase from July 2020 for $599. The Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Panasonic says the lens has been designed to suppress focus breathing (the change of effective focal length at different focus distances) for video shooters, who are likely to appreciate its wide-angle capabilities.

The lens weighs in at just 350 grams (12 ounces) and is dust and splash resistant, and functional down to –10°C (14°F). A fluorine coating on the front element repels water and oil. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lens”

Firmware Update for Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art E-Mount Lens

Sigma has released a new firmware update for Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E-mount.

The US Price of the lens is $1,368. Check availability at AdoramaBHphotoAmazon)

From Sigma :  Continue reading “Firmware Update for Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art E-Mount Lens”

Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update 2.0 Released, RAW video output delayed

Panasonic has released firmware version 2.0 for the Lumix S1H; however, the much-anticipated option to record 5.9K ProRes Raw video to an Atomos Ninja V has been delayed.

It was supposed to be included with a firmware update that was released yesterday for the S1H, firmware version 2.0. Panasonic released all the details of the firmware update back in April.

Panasonic says the delay is down to a technical issue which the company hasn’t been able to resolve in time for the release. Panasonic says the Raw video data output function will be provided separately in the next firmware release.

The new 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 “Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update 2.0 Released, RAW video output delayed”

Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Version 2.0 Adds 5.9K RAW Video

Panasonic released a new firmware update for the Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera which enables 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder.

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is the world’s first full frame camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K, combining professional-level video quality with the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. Outstanding video recording capability is the greatest feature of the LUMIX S1H, making it a professional tool for high-end film making.

The new 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 “Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Version 2.0 Adds 5.9K RAW Video”

Leica SL2 47MP Full-frame Mirrorless Camera, Price, Specs and Availability

The Leica SL2 is a L-mount full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers. It comes several significant updates and design changes when compared with the original Leica SL.

It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5.76 megapixels, 3.2-inch LCD screen with 2.1 megapixels, and a 187 megapixel multishot mode.

The US price for Leica SL2 body is $5,995. It is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Release date is scheduled for November 21st, 2019. Continue reading “Leica SL2 47MP Full-frame Mirrorless Camera, Price, Specs and Availability”