Panasonic S1H Review by LA Love Creative

LA Love Creative tested the S1H:

Panasonic S1H Review. I had a chance to test out the Full Frame 6K beast that is the S1H. My company is in preproduction for a show, and I’m in the market for a cinema camera. So I figured I would have fun capturing footage to showcase what this camera is capable of doing.
In this video I will break down the specs, my thoughts on the image quality and if I think you should purchase the Panasonic S1H.

Leica SL2: First Shooting Impressions

Big Head writes:

This is my first shooting impressions of the new Leica SL2. I did not have enough time to do a thorough review, including going through the ergonomics, features, functions, etc. as I usually do with my reviews. I will take it out on loan again and complete my review in the near future. Overall I was pleased with the improvements to the camera, although there are many things about the original SL I really like. For high ISO + low light situations, the older 24MP sensor performs better, although the SL2 has IBIS to help with slower shutter speeds. I also liked the previous programable buttons on the back, but I think most will prefer the more common rear button layout of the SL2. The EVF and LCD are beautiful, and so is the user interface. The IQ is where I expected it to be, but be warned the file sizes are huge. I did not get a chance to test video, but I’ll do so on my second testing. Thanks for watching, please help support me by liking and commenting if you have anything to say. Likes and comments do really help the channel, which helps me create more content for your viewing pleasure. Take care and happy shooting!!

Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 review at Thephoblographer: “very worthy long term investment”

ThePhoBlographer tested the Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 lens and concluded:

The Panasonic 50mm f1.4 Lumix S Pro is a truly exceptional lens. It really delivers where it counts with image quality. This lens is not only very sharp but also delivers beautiful bokeh. Portrait photographers will appreciate the colors as will wedding photographers and photojournalists. Those who travel will like the build quality. However, all of these photographers won’t like the size. Combine this with the mammoth bodies that the L Mount has right now, and you’ll realize that it’s all going to take up a lot of space in your camera bag. $2,297.99 also seems a bit steep for a lens like this. But once the system gets better camera bodies, this lens will prove itself to be a very worthy long term investment.

Sigma FP Review by ePhotozine: “In a market full of cameras that all look the same, the Sigma fp makes a refreshing change.”

ePhotozine published the full Sigma FP review:

The Sigma fp is a unique camera in a world of similar looking cameras, and whilst it’s going to seem “odd” and different to most people, this will be seen as a benefit to others. The modular approach is a bold move and gives you the choice of what you want on a camera. Don’t use flash or need a flash hot-shoe, then don’t take it. Without the added grip, the camera can feel too small, but this is something that will be down to personal preference, as well as depending on needs and what lens is used with the camera

Who is it not for? Die-hard Foveon sensor fans who believe in the Foveon sensor technology aren’t going to find what they’re looking for here. It’s also not for those who want a “standard” camera. Focus isn’t the quickest, so this could cause some missed shots, and in a shoot where you might want to quickly take a number of shots, the camera is noticeably slower than even an entry-level mirrorless camera, unless you’re using the high-speed continuous shooting mode.

Is it any good? The shooting experience, for stills photography, lends itself to slower shooting, such as landscapes, and architecture, rather than rapid photography, and the slow focus certainly limits you when shooting, depending on your subject. People who are used to other modern camera systems will be disappointed, perhaps, if they’re expecting a camera with rapid focus and shot-to-shot times. Stills photographers used to shooting with an OVF or EVF, may also be disappointed by the lack of EVF available for the Sigma fp. You’ll also find that the L-Mount lenses available, so far, are mostly quite large, and therefore feel unbalanced in comparison to the small camera body, unless you’re using the 45mm lens. The optional large grip certainly helps here.

This is where the CINE side of things come in. It has a modular camera body, which will be an exciting option for videographers, who seem intent on putting a cage on a camera the instant they get it. The Sigma fp is perfectly suited for this, and as a mirrorless camera, you can also attach an adapter, and use Canon or other lenses on the system. The fact that it is the smallest full-frame camera available will be enough for many, making it a great option.