The lens will soon be listed on their Amazon page. It’s not a fisheye lens but an extreme ultra wide angle lens. Curious to see how it performs!
Panasonic Japan officially released the new S lens roadmap. Four lenses are teased:
- macro lens
- standard zoom lens (28-70mm f/2.8?)
- High magnification zoom lens
- super telephoto zoom lens
CameraBeta has been invited for a talk with Panasonic managers and this is the info they gathered:
- At present, Panasonic focuses on the mid-range full-frame camera market, but in the next few years, it will supplement entry-level and high-end models
- Video will continue to focus on 4K, 6K oversampling, 6K and open gate.
- 8K is not sufficiently popular in the consumer market.
- A telephoto lens will be available soon. I think it’s a surprising size, so please look forward to it.
- It has suffered a lot in the last three years, but is still very good.
- LUMIX G is stable overall. LUMIX S is the best result ever.
- China is the strongest market.
・Rapid recovery of production and sales
・Securing production and supply by building factories
Asobinet reports about a hands-on testing of the new DJI LiDar system when combined with the S1H:
- Combination of LUMIX S1H and LiDAR
- No need for calibration, can be used directly
- The RS Pro3 and LiDAR aren’t cheap, but this whole package, the S1H, is very cheap and the overall image quality is a very good result.
- Not a bad shooting solution
- I don’t think you need a stabilizer
- For now, only RS3 Pro supports LiDAR
→ other support can be expected with updates
- LiDAR to gimbal, gimbal to camera connection
- 1: LiDAR captures the subject
2: Camera focuses on the subject
- Not only follow focus
- Focus performance can be improved no matter how dark it is
- Compatible with LUMIX S5II
- Currently not compatible with Micro Four Thirds
- LUMIX S5 is not currently supported
Today Panasonic held an event in China. They announced a new Lidar partnership with DJI and also a new S lens roadmap. The S lens roadmap now teases the launch of:
- a zoom lens in the 30-70mm range (Could be 28-70mm f/2.8)
- a zoom lens in the 100-400mm range
DJI and Panasonic also teased a partnership when it comes to Lidar AF technology. It’s unclear how this will work and when they will bring this. But on images you can see a Lidar system mounted on the hot shoe: