Sigma interview by Photogearnews

Richard caught up with Paul from Sigma to talk about Sigma’s involvement in the new L Mount Alliance with Panasonic and Leica. We also found out about the companies plans for the future, including the SA mount and plans for a Sigma full frame L Mount camera with a Foeveon sensor

And here is a short video from Hugh Brownstone:

Re-watch the Panasonic S1R and S1 L-mount announcement

In case you missed it here is the full Panasonic Photokina announcement.

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Petition at Change.org to give the Lumix S1 and S1R a Flip-out Fully Articulating Touch LCD

Sign the petition at Change.org to try to convince Panasonic to add the fully articulating screen on their S1 cameras.

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New Reflex 40mm, 75mm f/1.8 and 24mm f/1.8 lenses L-mount lenses

We got our very first third party L-mount lenses from Reflex:

Ahead of the anticipated release of the Reflex model I. later this year and in a Photokina 2018 preview special, we are proud to present to its audience, the first in a line up of three full frame lenses; The Reflex 40mm f/1.8 comes ahead of a 75mm f/1.8 and a 24mm f/1.8, completing a series of large aperture primes.

The Reflex I accompanying lens series have been optimized for both SLR and mirrorless photography with a compact form factor, carrying a double gauss lens design that signs for an organic look and smooth bokeh, making it a light and ideal daily shooter for both analog and digital photography. Furthermore, it features a clicked/step-less aperture ring for videography and cine adaptation and a large focus-ring rotation angle which enables for highly accurate focusing.

While being presented at Photokina in a native Reflex AR-i, Sony E and Canon EF mount, mirrorless versions will also become available in Nikon Z, Canon RF and Leica/Lumix L mount or to Fuji X and Micro 4/3 via adaptors with the EF version. The lens will be launched on Kickstarter mid November and will ship January 2019.

Anticipated retail price will be under $400.

Note: The specs sheet only mentions two mounts for now. But L-mount will be added later!

Via Chassimages. Thanks Mistral!

Panasonic interview at Lesnumeriques: The L-mount alliance was formed in early 2018 and Olympus had not the same vision

The french blog Lesnumeriques interviewed Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane:

  • Eight years ago Panasonic had the idea to go Full Frame but at the time there were technical and commercial challenges
  • Two years ago they started to look for an alliance around a Full Frame platform. At the beginning of 2018 they approached Leica and Sigma.
  • Why is Olympus not on board with this? Yosuke said “we do not really have the same vision. Our directions are different now, on this format
  • The new AI autofocus system works on the question of “where to focus”. For example we use deep learning to track flying birds or human eyes
  • Panasonic has abandoned the smart phone project and there will be no follow-up of the CM1 (here on Amazon).
  • Panasonic does not think the smart phone market is a threat for MFT

I believe Olympus should have been on board with this!

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Interview with Panasonic: “these cameras will have the best possible codec for video recording”

Cinema5D interviewed Panasonic manager Mike Owen. They tried to spill out some more info but they didn’t get a lot of new info:

We have been assured that, when released, these cameras will have the best possible codec for video recording. Also autofocus for video recording is a priority for Panasonic, so hopefully the new cameras are supposed to have a powerful AF. We are still trying to confirm if the new cameras will have 10-bit internal recording. As soon as we get the official information from Panasonic, we will update the article.

Sigma announce the L-mount plan: FF Foveon camera and lenses to be released in 2019!

Sigma announced their L-mount strategy:

1) Make FF Foveon L-mount camera in 2019
2) No more SA mount cameras
3) Continue to develop and produce SA mount lenses
4) SA-L and EF-L mount adapters to be released in 2019
5) First Sigma L-mount lenses will be released in 2019. First they will make L-mount version of current lenses and then also develop special L-mount lenses only
6) L-mount conversion service will start in 2019

I am super excited about the new Foveon Full Frame camera!

 

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