Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle shift Lens. The US price of this lens is $1,099 and available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.

The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs. Continue reading “Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099”

Venus Optics Laowa F4 tilt-shift Lens to be Announced on March 28th

Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new wide-angle Laowa f/4 tilt-shift lens (or maybe only shift?) on March 28th. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Photo Rumors has posted a teaser image of the Venus Optics (LAOWA) shift lens. According to the image below, Venus Optics is rumored to announce the new F4 wide-angle tilt-shift lens on March 28th.

Since the title of the teaser is “Shift?”, it seems likely that the tilt mechanism is not installed. With the introduction of LAOWA brand relatively affordable shift lenses, you can feel free to try them out, unlike the expensive shift lenses made by camera makers.

Venus Optics already has the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens.

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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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 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.

Download link: New Firmware Updates for Panasonic GH5S, G9 and G100 Continue reading “New Firmware Updates for Panasonic GH5S, G9 and G100”

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”

Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for GH5S, G9 and G100

Along with the GH6 development and GH5 II official announcements, Panasonic also announced the new firmware updates for the GH5S, G9 and G100 mirrorless cameras, which will be available for download on June 8, 2021 at 9:00pm EDT.

  • 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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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”

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”

Panasonic unveils LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS lens

Panasonic has announced a new telephoto lens, introducing the LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS, which is priced at $1,249. Pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama ($250 off).

The new LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS is an L-mount lens for Panasonic’s full-frame Lumix S series cameras. Its construction is comprised of 17 elements in 11 groups, which includes one Ultra Extra-low Dispersion lens, two Extra-low Dispersion lenses and one Ultra-High Refractive element.

The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm has been on the Panasonic L-mount roadmap. See all current Panasonic L-mount lenses. Continue reading “Panasonic unveils LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS lens”