L-mount news roundup…

LUMIX S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens | Overview

Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.
Lens numbers explained –what all the numbers on the lens mean? (Matti Sulanto).
20-60mm lens tested on the Sigma FP by Fujiablog
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 L-mount lens test at DC.watch.
Sigma FP with old Leica lenses at Mapcamera.

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.

 

 

Firmware update 2.01 for the SIGMA fp

[Benefits of the update] (Ver2.01)

-Corrected the phenomenon of displaying white corners on DNGs or CinemaDNGs in some development software when using the following combination;
SIGMA fp and Panasonic’s LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 with the Lens Optics Correction function Vignetting setting set to ‘auto’, when the focal length is 20mm and aperture value of F3.5.

-Corrected the bug related to Blackmagic RAW codec recording over HDMI with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G model manufactured by Blackmagic Design.*1

– Corrected the bug related to Compressed RAW over HDMI recording with Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder.*2

*1 Requires firmware update of Video Assist 12G models using Video Assist Update.
*2 A free ATOMOS firmware update for Ninja V is required.

To update the firmware, please refer to the following link;
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/cameras/firmware/#fp

* To develop raw data (DNG files) from the SIGMA fp with firmware Ver. 2.00 or later, the use of SIGMA Photo Pro 6.7.4 is required. Users need to update to SIGMA Photo Pro 6.7.4 when applying the fp ver.2.01 firmware update.

【SIGMA Photo Pro download page】
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/cameras/sigma-photo-pro/

Press text: Meyer Optik Görlitz Lydith 30 f3.5 II available at BHphoto

You can now preorder the new Meyer Optik Görlitz Lydith 30 f3.5 II at BHphoto.

Press text:

Meyer Optik Görlitz Lydith 30 f3.5 II available!

  • New mechanical design and improved optical construction
  • Living colors and high-contrast rendering
  • High sharpness with unique transition into a wonderful Bokeh
  • Very short minimum object distance and stepless aperture

Bad Kreuznach – 24th August 2020 – Following the successful launch of the Trioplan 100 f2.8 II in June, Meyer Optik Görlitz releases the second new lens today – the Lydith 30 f3.5 II.

“With a focal length of 30 millimeters, the Lydith currently represents the shortest focal length in our portfolio and its imaging properties enable photographers to capture scenes with exceptional vividness”, explains Timo Heinze, Managing Director OPC Optics. “The way Lydith renders colors and draws contrast-rich, extremely sharp images with wonderful bokeh effects, leads to very dynamic images.”

New mechanical design and improved optical construction
The new Lydith 30 f3.5 II comes with a completely new mechanical design and revised optical design. “We have gathered lots of feedback and decided to step away from the previous mechanical design and to develop it from scratch. For us, usability and, of course, performance were our main focus. We have also greatly improved the internal optics and are now very satisfied with the final lens,” Timo Heinze continues.

Living colors and high-contrast rendering
The Lydith has always been known for its ability to bring colors to life and create very sharp, high-contrast-images. In certain shooting situations, the high-contrast rendering pushes the typical Lydith effect of releasing the focused object from the background in a three-dimensional way.

High sharpness with unique transition into a wonderful Bokeh
With the Lydith 30 f3.5 II, OPC Optics now releases one of the sharpest and highest-contrast lenses of Meyer Optiks historical portfolio. Of course, the Lydith also offers an extraordinary bokeh with stunning effects. At infinite distance, e.g. for street or landscape shots, the Lydith draws a special sharpness transition to the edges of the image, which leads to a higher concentration to the image center without being too pushy. At close distances, e.g. for plant photography, the Lydith then produces a wonderful bokeh – characterized by soap bubbles, a slight swirl, and a watercolor-like blurriness, which intensifies the three-dimensional impression even more.

Very short minimum object distance and stepless aperture
The new Lydith 30 f3.5 II is also ideal for macro photography due to its short minimum object distance of 0.15m, the three-dimensional imaging and the high sharpness at close ranges. In addition, videographers can once again take advantage of a stepless adjustable aperture.

What comes next?
The first serial production of the Trioplan 50 f2.8 II will be completed shortly as well. In addition, the new Primoplan 75 f1.9 II and the Primoplan 58 f1.9 II are expected to be released in 4-6 weeks. The respective launches will be announced in separate announcements.

Further technical details and photos taken with the new lenses are available at www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/en.

Panasonic manager Yamane: “We hope L-mount could be the standard format for video shooting

Mr. Yosuke Yamane, Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Business Unit has been interviewed by Imaging Resource. The focus really is on making L-mount the hybrid-video focus platform of choice. Here are a coupel of notes:

  1. Sales of the S1H exceeded Panasonics expectation
  2. Panasonic believes L-mount is a highly optimum mount for video shooting. And so going forward, they like to make L-mount a standard of the video shooting industry.