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”

Panasonic 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens Specs

Here are the leaked specifications of the Panasonic LUMIX S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens. The official announcement will happen soon and it will be priced at $1,247 in the US. See all current Panasonic L-mount lenses.

The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm has been on the Panasonic L-mount roadmap for a while. See Panasonic 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens Specs below. Continue reading “Panasonic 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens Specs”

Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens Coming Soon

Panasonic to announce a new Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS mirrorless lens for L-mount. This telephoto zoom lens was spotted in the product listing of an online US retailer with a price of $1,247. The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm has been on the Panasonic L-mount roadmap for a while.  See all current Panasonic L-mount lenses. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS Lens Coming Soon”

Canon and Sony Dominates the Japanese Market Sales

BCN Awards has released their camera and lens market share report for 2020 in Japan. BCN Ranking collects real sales data from approximately 40% of the Japanese retailers – this is not a worldwide report.

Also CAPA Camera announced the top-selling camera rankings for the second half of December 2020. The Canon EOS R5 wins the NO. 1 best selling camera, Sony a7C with 28-60mm lens kit was the second on the list while the Sony a7S III coming in third place.

Among the top 10, Sony has 5 models and Canon has 3. Both companies dominated the top 8 models and showed a good fight in that.

First CAPA results and later on BCN results. Check it out: Continue reading “Canon and Sony Dominates the Japanese Market Sales”

Comparison of High Resolution Mirrorless Cameras

Dpreview TV has released a very useful video review. In the video, you can simply find the answer to the question of which one is the best for you among high resolution mirrorless cameras. Cameras subject to comparison are Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R.

DPReview TV compared the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R to answer that question, including ergonomics, displays, autofocus, video, battery life, image quality and price. So enough talking you can watch the comparison of high resolution mirrorless cameras below : Continue reading “Comparison of High Resolution Mirrorless Cameras”

Panasonic S 85mm f/1.8 Lens Announced

Panasonic unveiled a new large-aperture medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens. enhances portrait photography with its beautiful bokeh effect.

Based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless camera, Panasonic is going to release four F1.8 large-aperture lenses as previously announced, and this 85mm F1.8 is the first one. These four F1.8 lenses feature common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantage in use, for example, when the camera is on a gimbal, it is easy to exchange lenses quickly with minimum adjustment of connected gears. Filters can also be used in common thanks to the same diameter. Boasting high mobility realized by its compact size and light weight, the LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 is also suitable for stills.

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New Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Venus Optics officially announced the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens – the World’s Widest Shift lens for full frame cameras and medium format cameras.

Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE mounts the lens is constructed of 17 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements and a new lens coating. It has a 110-degree angle of view, offers a 65mm image circle and can shift +/-11mm on full-frame camera systems (+/-8mm when adapted for medium format cameras, such as Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D cameras).

The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift is available to pre-order today for Canon EF, RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and full-frame Sony E-mount camera systems for $1,199 on Venus Optics’ website. The Canon EF and Nikon F mount versions will be available in late November 2020, while the Canon RF, Nikon Z and full-frame Sony E-mount versions won’t be available until February 2021. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. Continue reading “New Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”

New Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Venus Optics released their new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens for several mirrorless mounts.

The new super compact Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL lens is now available for Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE, Nikon Z, and Canon RF mounts.

The new Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D Lens is now in stock at Venus Optics, first 100 pre-orders will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System (Value: $149) for FREE. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.
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Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens now Available for Pre-order

The new Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens is now available for pre-order at major US stores. The US price is $699 and available for Sony E, Leica L, Nikon Z and Leica M mounts.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Sony E: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Nikon Z: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens for Leica L: $699 at B&HAdorama.

From B&H: Continue reading “Venus Optics Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL Lens now Available for Pre-order”