I have been the Panasonic Lumix S5 for video work, and I recently made a cinematic video featuring a famous sugar cane juice in Hong Kong. In this video, my primary lens is the Lumix 20-60mm kit lens and I also use some vintage lenses too. Shot in 10bit 422 and 420 internally, and color graded with FilmConvert Nitrate.
[Benefits of the update] Ver.4.00
・It adds the “False color” function where the exposure status on the screen is displayed in different colors, allowing users to easily see the exposure status of any part of the frame.
・It adds the “Focus Ring Control” function that allows users to change the movement of the focus ring to either linear or nonlinear.
* 1 Only for compatible lenses.
* 2 To use this function, it is necessary to update the firmware of the compatible lens to the latest version.
・It adds the “STILL / CINE Link Settings” function that allows users to select whether or not they want to link key exposure settings between STILL and CINE modes.
* The following settings are affected: Shooting Mode, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure Compensation, ISO Sensitivity.
・It allows the “Screenshot” and “False color” functions to be assigned to “Custom button functions”.
・It changes the specification so that the countdown before a shot in self-timer mode (2 seconds and 10 seconds), and the exposure time for long exposures (bulb shooting and exposures of 1 second or longer) are displayed on screen.
・It adds a function available in STILL mode where information from the attached lens (focal length and shooting distance) can be displayed on screen.
・It adds a “Clip Numbering” function in CINE mode that allows users to change the clip numbering of the “File name / Number” in the “SYSTEM” menu.
To update the firmware, please refer to the following link:
In his latest LUMIX live-session, Sean Robinson did place another easter egg. While picking up a card reader that “accidentally” fell to the ground, he showed a printing on the back of his t-shirt: “S1CK A.F.”
Likely a hint for a new camera with phase detection AF? Sean did a similar “eater egg” action before the GH6 launch. And I guess this time he is doing it for a new S camera!
We will not only get a new Sigma 50mm f/1.2 and f/2.0 lens. But also this nice zoom:
- 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
・ Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups
・ Shortest shooting distance: 25cm
・ Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 5.6
・ Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
・ Filter diameter: 72mm
・ Size : Φ77.2 x 100.6mm (E mount version is 102.6mm)
・ Weight: 450g
・ Mount: L mount ・ Sony E mount
Announcement should happen within the next 3-4 weeks!