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”

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”

Interview About Future Panasonic Products

Here is the latest interview about the future Panasonic products including Micro Four Thirds, Full Frame L-mount.

The french website Photorend interviewed Yosuke Yamane, Director of Imaging Business Division at Panasonic. Here are some excerpts from the interview:  Continue reading “Interview About Future Panasonic Products”

Panasonic Released Firmware Update V1.5 for Lumix S1, S1R Cameras

Panasonic releases minor firmware update for its Lumix S1S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. Firmware update version 1.5  adds new frame rate options for its NTSC region models.

Firmware version 1.5 adds support for ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B cards as well as a new 50p/25p video frame rate option for NTSC region cameras. Panasonic has also disabled the ‘Delete All’ touch control option in playback mode to minimize the possibility of accidentally deleting all of your media.

Firmware version 1.5 for the S1 and S1R is available to download on Panasonic’s support page.

Upcoming Cameras of 2020

Tony Northrup published a video on Youtube which you can find his predictions about new cameras and their features that are likely to be announced in 2020.

The rumored camera models are Olympus E-M10 Mark IVPanasonic GH6Nikon Z5Nikon D860Canon EOS 5D Mark VSony A7 IV and Sony A7S III.

Here are the upcoming cameras of 2020 according to the video review.  Continue reading “Upcoming Cameras of 2020”

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens Firmware Update V02

Sigma released a new firmware update V02 for Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens.

Designed  for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated for full mirrorless cameras.

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens price is $1,099 and it is generally compared against Tamron’s popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850. Check availability at BHphotoAdorama. Continue reading “Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens Firmware Update V02”

Panasonic Released New Firmware Update for GH5s and G9 Cameras

Panasonic has released a new firmware update for GH5s and G9 Micro Four Thirds  cameras. This is a minor update as it fixes only one but important bug. Panasonic G9 firmware updated to version 2.1 while the GH5s firmware to version 1.5.

Picture freeze may occur at burst recording using an external flash when camera is set to AFC/AFF and LVF frame rate 120fps, has been improved.

Download New Firmware Update for GH5s and G9 Cameras

Also join the Micro Four Thirds Users Facebook Group to share your Olympus photography.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E-mount and L-Mount Mirrorless Cameras

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated forfull mirrorless cameras.  The new lens joins the previously-announced 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art as the second of Sigma’s DN zoom.

The lens has a total of 19 elements, including low dispersion, special low dispersion and aspherical glass. Sigma’s ‘Super Multi-Layer’ and ‘Nano Porous’ coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting. Autofocus is driven by a stepping motor and the lens can focus as close as 18cm (7.1″).

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount in mid-November 2019. Pricing will be announced at a later date. Compared against Tamron’s popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850, it would be in the same price range. Check at BHphotoAdoramaContinue reading “Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E-mount and L-Mount Mirrorless Cameras”

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount

In addition to the new Panasonic firmware updates, the company also unveiled two new L-mount compatible full frame lenses.  These lenses are the    and . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap.

The US price of Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens is $1,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens is priced at $2,597.99. Both Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount”