Sigma announced this new MC-31 PL to L-mount adapter for cinematographers

PL-L Mount Converter
Development of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31 announced

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce its development of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, a converter that allows PL mount lenses to be used on L-Mount cameras.
By using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, users can use PL mount cine lenses, which are widely used in the filmmaking industry, on the SIGMA fp and other L-Mount cameras.
A production version of this new product will be on display at IBC 2019, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2019.

Launch: TBD
Price: TBD
Accessories: TBD

1. Shim adjustments
MC-31 has shim adjustments on two points of the mount. Adjustments can be made with a shim kit (included) on the camera side of the mount, or a shim for ARRI digital cameras on the lens side.

2. All-metal construction for excellent durability
With an aluminum-alloy body and strong brass mount and locking ring, MC-31 boasts excellent durability.
It is also designed to be secured on the mount of the SIGMA fp with a screw thread, ensuring an even more secure connection between the lens and the camera. This allows users to shoot steady without the lens rattling even after the long-term use.

3. Tripod socket
The removable tripod socket allows MC-31 to be attached to a tripod or other filmmaking accessories such as a camera cage.

4. Suitable for various shooting conditions
With the screw thread removed, the stopper of the locking ring is released. This makes it possible to use MC-31 with a PL mount lens that requires tighter mounting than the MC-31’s specifications, allowing the lens to lock securely in place on the converter.
The markings on the upper part of the converter are in the same luminous paint as the one used for SIGMA CINE LENS, helping make it easier to replace or adjust a lens in the dark.

[Product information] SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (official website) http://www.sigma-global.com/en/cine-lenses/

[Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA representative listed in the link
below: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/

New Panasonic S1-S1R tests

Cameta Camera SNAPSHOTS – Panasonic Lumix S1 / S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Is the LUMIX S1R really worth it? By Chris Pepper
The APO-Summicron SL 50 f2 Asph review by Jonathan Slack
Max Lowe takes the Panasonic Lumix DC S1R to Hawaii
Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.

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.

 

Panasonic interview at Imaging Resource

Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane has been interviewed by Imaging Resource.  A couple of interesting info:

  • It’s been eight years since I decided to develop full-frame cameras. And officially, we decided to develop the full-frame camera two years ago.
  • The S1H was not delayed, but intentionally we put priority onto the photo-oriented cameras rather than video-oriented cameras. That’s the timeline.
  • The SH1 uses the same S1 sensor. However, we made lots of technical improvements to aid video shooting, such as a low-pass filter to reduce the moire, and Dual Native ISO for the wide range of color gradation. And in order to realize the 6K video, we made lots of improvements for the resolution and to reduce the noise, in order to fit the usage of video shooting.

Preorders:
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 S1H reviews and thoughts by Engadget, Jacob James, Wolfcrow…

Jacob James posted an “alternative review” of the S1H  🙂

Wolfcrow has a simple question: Panasonic S1H vs Panasonic S1: Which is the Better Investment for Video?

Panasonic 24-70 mm f2.8 S: nuevo zoom para formato completo (Photolari).
Neu von Panasonic: Standardzoom Lumix S PRO 24-70mm/ F2.8 für L-Mount (Photoscala).

Preorders:
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 S1H: A Conversation with Sean Robinson in Yet Another Secret Location

Hugh Brownstone writes:

OK, not so secret – and in my rush to get this out, 1) I shot in UHD in order to reduce workload on my travel laptop AND reduce my dependence on internet speeds (as is, it took a full DAY to upload from a vacation rental); 2) I didn’t grade the footage I managed to clip on this pre-production camera; 3) I didn’t do my usual audio clean-up afterward; and 4) I missed an errant title I should have deleted around the 22 second mark. My bad.

Still, this is a FASCINATING camera, and it’s always a joy to spend time with Sean. MORE TO COME, including shooting in 6K, of course!

Atomos and Panasonic announce 35mm full frame RAW video over HDMI from the Lumix S1H to Ninja V

Atomos announced the full support for the new Panasonic S1H:

Atomos and Panasonic announce 35mm full-frame RAW video over HDMI from the Lumix S1H to Ninja V

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Atomos is excited to announce co-development with Panasonic of RAW over HDMI from the brand new Lumix S1H to the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder. The RAW update will be available free on the Ninja V when released by Panasonic.

“We are very proud of continuing to develop new ground-breaking technology with a company of the caliber of Panasonic. We are both highly committed to the democratisation of filmmaking for creators, and the ability to transmit RAW over HDMI from the S1H to a Ninja V is a major leap forward in this endeavour,” said Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO.

As the world’s first full-frame mirrorless camera capable of 6K internal video, the Lumix S1H combines the quality of professional cinema-grade video cameras with the size and photo capability of a mirrorless, making it the perfect companion with the Ninja V.

“The leading brand of external monitor-recorders is definitely Atomos. Both companies have a very good relationship and we have been providing 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output recording for the Lumix GH series for years. We are very proud to be developing RAW output via HDMI with Atomos for the S1H,” said Panasonic at their launch event in LA.

Added Young: “Our advancements in screen technology now allows creators to accurately monitor RAW video in real-time as it would be viewed in the home or cinema for perfect preservation of creative intent. Our pristine custom Atomos HDR screens are second to none in colour accuracy and representation of brightness from RAW signals. When combined, these advantages create a dream workflow for filmmakers.”

The new Lumix S1H will be shown working with the Ninja V at the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam from 13 September at the RAI Hall 11.D25, more information on the combination will be available during the show.