Sigma to Launch 11 L-Mount Art Prime Lenses and a MC-21 Lens Adapter

More news about the L-Mount alliance between Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma. Sigma has announced that it will be releasing 11 of its highly-regarded Art prime lenses for the L-Mount and a new lens adapter. Pricing and availability for all of those lenses will be announced at a later date.

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Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Check out this Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF test video. The newly announced Lumix S1 & S1R uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system as Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. As we all know that Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release.

You can watch the AutoFocus Video test between the Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6 ($1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama ) camera below.  … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras. The US price of Panasonic Lumix S1 is $2,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S1R is priced at $3,697.99.

Both cameras will be released on April 4, 2019. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras are available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. … Continue reading


Panasonic Announces 50mm F1.4, 70-200 F4 OIS and 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS Lenses

Panasonic unveil a trio of Lumix S lenses along the S1R and the S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras will start shipping by the end of March.

The three new lenses are . The 24-105mm F4 OIS Macro will serve as the kit lens for both cameras. All three lenses are dust and moisture-sealed, and the two ‘S Pro’ models include a focus clutch for quick switching between auto and manual focus.

The three new lenses will ship in early April. The 50mm F1.4 is priced at $2299, the 70-200 F4 at $1699 and the 24-105mm F4 at $1299. Buying the S1/S1R kit effectively lowers the price of the 24-105mm F4 to $899. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 & S1R Specs Roundup, Announcement on January 31

Panasonic will hold a major press event on January 31th. The company will unveil full specs of the S1R and the S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as new S-series lens on that day.

At CES 2019 Panasonic has announced that the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras will start shipping by the end of March. The company also unveiled some new features that will be offered on both cameras. Here are all the specs of what we know about Panasonic S1 & S1R & S lenses so far. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 & S1R Key Functions Announced at CES 2019

Panasonic will unveil additional key features of the new LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras at CES 2019. The LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available at the end of March 2019.

Following an announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic currently in development of two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. Both will be built on Leica L mount. The company says the ‘S’ represents cameras that are ‘Specialized’ for professionals.

Previous reports indicates that the high-resolution Panasonic S1R will be priced around $4,500This is more expensive than the Sony a9($3,498) and Nikon Z7 ($3,396.95). Check out the details from the press text. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 & S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras at PhotoPlus 2018

More information about the Panasonic S1 & S1R. Here are two videos showing the Panasonic lumix full frame mirrorless cameras at the PhotoPlus Expo 2018.

At Photokina 2018, Panasonic announced the development of two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. Both will be built on Leica L mount. The company says the ‘S’ represents cameras that are ‘Specialized’ for professionals. … Continue reading


First Look: Panasonic S1 and S1R

Lensvid posted their video Interview with Panasonic about the upcoming  and  full-frame mirrorless cameras.

You can watch the hands-on video below and some notes about the L-mount system. To underline a point, physically they say “the cameras are larger than the GH5. On the other hand holding the S1R in the hand feels pretty nice“.  First check out this video where you can see a first hands-on video with the Panasonic S1 and S1R. … Continue reading


10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panasonic S1 and S1R

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panasonic S1 and S1R. As you know at Photokina 2018, Panasonic announced the development of two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. Both will be built on Leica L mount. The company says the ‘S’ represents cameras that are ‘Specialized’ for professionals.

According to Panasonic, 24MP S1 is expected to be used around 70% for stills and 30% for video for wedding photographers and photojournalists. The S1R will be purely for photographers who shot landscape, commercial and portrait.

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New Panasonic S1 & S1R Interview

Panasonic has announced the development of two new full frame mirrorless cameras – the  and . Here is a new Panasonic S1 & S1R interview with Panasonic’s imaging division President Yosuke Yamane.

This is one of the best interview for everything you need to know about Panasonic S1 & S1R. Yosuke Yamane has talked everything related to Panasonic S1 & S1R, including design, specs and price. You can watch the full interview below.  … Continue reading