New Panasonic S5 reviews

Panasonic S5 preorders at BHphoto, Adorama. FocusCamera.

Photographyblog published the full Panasonic S5 review:

Overall, though, the new Panasonic S5 is a compelling mid-teir camera that punches well above both its weight and its price-tag. It deserves to give the likes of the Sony A7 III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6 more than a run for their money (and yours), and is a deserved winner of our Highly Recommended award.

Surprise: Sigma will announce many new DN lenses on September 30!

We already saw the first leaked images of the new 105mm f/2. macro L-mount lens. But Sigma is promising the announcement of multiple new lenses:

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE Online”, which is a presentation of new DN series (dedicated to mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras) interchangeable lenses. It will be held on 30th, September, 2020, from JST 21:00 / CEST 14:00 / EDT 08:00.

Panasonic S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens review by Photographyblog

Photographyblog reviewed the Panasonic S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and concludes:

The Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens for L-Mount is an exceptionally well-made lens that shines brightest as you use it across photography and video disciplines.

Focusing is a dream, whether that is manual focus via the focus clutch, or the AF motor that is geared intelligently through the Lumix S1 camera for photography and video. You’ll get fast AF for photography and a smooth AF transitions for video, crucially all performed silently.

We’d expect the lens to withstand the inevitable battering endured through a life of use by a seasoned professional photographer, plus it simply feels great in use.

Tack sharp images are a reality from centre all the way to corners, with an unbelievably good control over lens distortion, especially chromatic aberrations. You may not even need to make any lens corrections to raw images post capture. Bokeh is also pleasant all the way from the maximum aperture down to f/5.6.

So, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens passes all the tests with flying colours. But now comes the reality of its retail price. It’s the first Panasonic S zoom lens going head to head with an existing Sigma equivalent and its competitor is less than half the price and five star rated no-less.

Is the Panasonic lens worth the extra cash? Commenting on features and handling alone, there are differences, the majority of which favour the Panasonic lens; its manual focus clutch, build quality, plus it is a proprietary lens for the Panasonic system. The Sigma lens is more versatile for close up work, with a superior minimum close focusing distance. If video handling is a concern, then we’d go for the Panasonic lens.

Overall, we have been majorly impressed by the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 lens for L-Mount. If the asking price is accessible, then it ticks all the boxes.

First images of the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 L-mount macro lens

Nokishita leaked the images of the L-mount version of the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 L-mount macro lens that will be announced around September 30.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art Lens specs:

  • lens configuration of 17 elements in 12 groups
  • minimum shooting distance of 29.5cm
  • maximum shooting magnification of 1: 1, 9 aperture blades
  • filter diameter of 62mm, and a size of φ74.
  • It will be x 133.6mm (E mount 135.6mm) and weigh 710g (E mount 715g).
  • The US price is around $ 799. 

 

 

 

 

L-mount news roundup…

Lumix S1H vs GH5 Footage Review

Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.
Back to School: What You Want versus What You Need (Explora).
Canon S 100mm f3.5 II (LTM) tested on SL2 (Hintingimage).
Bryen Trawick: New Panasonic S1H 2.1 Firmware Update | Shoot Raw Video!
DpreviewTV: Best Camera Backpack for 2020 (Wandrd, Peak Design, Shimoda, the Manfrotto, CosySpeed and Atlas)

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1H at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

 

 

Announced and available for preorder: New Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D L-mount lens

Venus Optics announced this new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D L-mount lens (worldwide preorder here).

Press text:

14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is a wide-angle lens designed for full frame mirrorless cameras. It features close-to-zero distortion(Zero-D) with 114° angle of view. The screw-in 52mm filter thread and the ultra wide perspective allows photographers to create the inspiring pictures with one-of-kind elements. Also, it is extremely compact and lightweight (weight: 228g, dimension: 58mmx59mm)which can be carried to anywhere, anytime with Zero Burden. 

Full size image samples can be seen on their official product page.