When Panasonic announced the S1 and S1H, they also announced 3 L-Mount Alliance Lenses. One of those is the 50mm f1.4 and undoubtedly the best L-Mount Lens they make. The main issue, it’s $2,300 for a 50mm f 1.4 and not even a f1.2. So is it worth it? Check out this Lens Review to help you make that decision.
Bjorn Petersen tested the new Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art L-mount lens and writes:
So, after a week of visiting the gardens with this lens, it’s tough for me to say that I really do like the lens. Despite its weight and size, it’s a serious lens with seriously good performance. I say it’s “tough” for me to like this because I’m not really much of a wide-angle lens person. But, with the flexibility afforded by this lens’s fast design, I felt like it could play multiple parts. It has a wide field of view, perfect for establishing shots; an f/1.2 design, for isolating subjects; and, when you mix the two, you get this enticing mixture of being able to focus selectively on your subject without losing “the big picture.” It’s an effect that’s caught my attention and a lens I’d be excited to continue using into the future.
Images in which highlight detail is lost in JPEG files look completely different once the raw files are opened and worked on, and information is easily drawn back into the normal tonal range from the brightest and darkest areas of the frame. Landscape images in particular show excellent detail in skies and in deep shadow from pictures taken in contrasty conditions. Pictures taken in less contrasty light also allow a much greater degree of flexibility when manipulations are required.
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Is the Panasonic S1H the new perfect camera? It’s closer than any camera to date, but that comes with a lot of side effects. In order to actually make a full frame stabilized sensor with flippy screen and the video features we wanted, the size and cost of the camera is astronomical. Let’s talk about the 3 flaws of the best camera this world has ever known.
First Impressions video with downloadable photo samples testing the Panasonic Lumix Lens family for sharpness.
Part 2 – Real world test with real world test photos.
Dropbox Link for photos : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5j6p5y108k…