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Sigma leaks the details about the new 24mm f/3.5 DG DN lens

Sigma directly leaked some details about the new 24mm F3.5 DG DN lens. The page has now been removed but here are the screenshots:

UPDATE: Some more info:

The L mount version of the new Sigma lens has a 24mm lens configuration of 10 elements in 8 groups (including 1 SLD glass and 3 aspherical lenses), a minimum shooting distance of 10.8cm, a maximum shooting magnification of 1: 2, a filter diameter of 55mm, and a size of φ64×48. .8mm, 549 USD. 35mm is 10 elements in 9 groups (1 SLD, 3 aspherical surfaces), minimum 27cm, maximum 1: 5.66, filter 58mm, φ70×67.4mm, 325g, $ 639.

65mm lens configuration 12 elements in 9 groups (including 1 SLD glass and 2 aspherical lenses), minimum shooting distance 55cm, maximum shooting magnification 1: 6.81, filter diameter 62mm, size φ72×74.7mm, weight 405g, $ 699 It seems to be. #rumor

 

via Nokishita

Panasonic released new firmware updates for all S cameras

Download: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index4.html

S1H improvements:

  1. Improved AF performance
    – Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
    – Recognition performance during video recording in V-Log has been improved.
    – Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
    – [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.
  2. Added video functions
    – It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
  3. Other added functions
    – 4K video files can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.
    – [Horizontal Image Flip(Monitor)] / [Vertical Image Flip(Monitor)] enables to reverse or not to reverse the monitor image when the free-angle monitor is rotated.
  4. Improved operational stability
    – There were cases low contrast images were not properly saved. This bug has been fixed.

S1R improvements:

  1. Improved AF performance
    – Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
    – Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
    – [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.
  2. Added video functions
    – The following 5K(4992×3744) video recording mode in MOV format has been supported.
    * 5K30p/25p/24p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM
    – [Like 2100(HLG)] has been added in [Photo Style] to support 10-bit HDR video recording.
    – [Luminance Level] function supports the 10-bit mode.
    – High-Resolution audio recording using an XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 is available and it can be controlled with [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] menu. *MOV only
    – 4K 60P/50P 4:2:2 10-bit video output over HDMI has been supported.
    – [SS/Gain Operation] function has been added.
    – [Red REC Frame Indicator] is available.
    – It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
  3. Other added functions
    – 4K video files can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

S1 improvements:

  1. Improved AF performance
    – Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
    – Recognition performance during video recording in V-Log has been improved.
    – Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
    – [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.
  2. Added video functions
    – [SS/Gain Operation] function has been added.
    – [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
    – It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
  3. Other added functions
    – 4K video files can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

S5 improvements:

  1. Improved AF performance
    – Recognition performance during video recording in V-Log has been improved.
    – Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
    – [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.
  2. Added video functions
    – The following C4K(4096×2160) video recording mode in MOV format has been supported.
    * C4K60p/50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    * C4K30p/25p/24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM
    * C4K30p/25p/24p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 100Mbps, LPCM
    – RAW video data output over HDMI has been supported.
    * [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI.
    The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V.
    · All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
    · Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V.
    · Apply the LUT(Look up table ) available on the following customer supports site to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut
    https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/
    – It is possible to display the Vector Scope.
    – [Master Pedestal Level] function has been added.
    – [SS/Gain Operation] function has been added.
  3. Other added functions
    – [L.ClassicNeo] and [L.Monochrome S] have been added in [Photo Style].
    – [Horizontal Image Flip(Monitor)] / [Vertical Image Flip(Monitor)] enables to reverse or not to reverse the monitor image when the free-angle monitor is rotated.
  4. Improved operational stability
    – There were cases low contrast images were not properly saved. This bug has been fixed.
    – There were cases the light trails were interrupted in Live View Composite shooting. This bug has been fixed.
    – There were cases linelike noise arose at the bottom of the image when it was shot at high shutter speed. This bus has been fixed.

Sigma teases the launch of the new L-mount FF lens on December 1

Sigma writes:

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 Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, from JST 21:00 / CEST 14:00 / EST 07:00.

This lens is rumored to be a new compact wide angle prime lens for the Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount system

First wild rumored specs for a new Panasonic L-mount Cine camera

I got the following rumor from a new source:

Yes, Panasonic is developing a Super35 L-mount variant of the AU-EVA1 5.6k pro videocamera and a complementary Super35 S5 SLR body type. Panasonic is working to offer L-mount across its professional video lines as a long-term option to EF-mount. They are doing so in both FF and Super35 formats, and in both videocamera and SLR S5 body styles. They currently have 4 prototypes in the field with one studio in North America doing field work. Expect a 2021 release. We have seen and heard nothing about further developments for 43 systems.