Panasonic says they will go 8K by 2022

Question: When will we get the first 8K Panasonic camera? Answer: By 2022!

Nikkan reports (google translated text):

Panasonic is the prospect of the 2022 year, which will be held the Beijing Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic, and ultra-high-definition 8K video, and for the business consumer for a digital camera with a slow-motion playback function of the high-definition 4K (consumer) throw into. Digital cameras are popular for smartphones in consumer applications, and for Chinese manufacturers such as surveillance cameras …

via Digicameinfo


(L5) Sigma will announce new L-mount lenses on July 11 at 9am London time!

Sigma officially confirmed the launch of the new L-mount lenses on July 11 at 9am London time! This is the info posted by SonyAlphaRumors:

These three lenses will be announced:

35mm f/1.2
45mm f/2.8
14-24mm f/2.8

We know of a fourth lens which will be available in late 2019 but its’ unclear if it will be announced on July 11:

24-70mm f/2.8

What’s very new with these lenses:

They are exlusively designed for Full Frame mirrorless system (there will be no DSLR version of these)
Sony E-mount and L-mount version will be announced on July 11
Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R versions will be announced later

Some additional info:

14-24mm f/2.8 is smaller than the current DSLR version (here)
The new 35mm f/1.2 lens has:
– Premium construction
– Lot of HR elements in construction, record low aberrations
– Record MTF of any FF lens at F1.2
– Ultra fast and silent AF, made also for video

Here is the teaser image:

(L5) Sigma will launch the new 35mm f/1.2, 45mm f/2.8 12-24mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 for L-mount too!

SonyAlphaRumors got solid info that Sigma will launch four new lenses in mid July. Those are designed for Sony E-mount but I have been told they will be available for L-mount too!

The lenses are:

35mm f/1.2
45mm f/2.8
12-24mm f/2.8
24-70mm f/2.8

The current Sigma L-mount you see on the image on top are DSLR lens with long tube to make it fit on L-mount. The four new lenses mentioned in this rumor are designed for Mirrorless only!

First images of the new Kipon L-mount lensess

Charlie Carter shared to me these images of the new Kipon L-mount lensess:

KIPON have been kind enough to send me the worlds first complete set of L-Mount primes with de-clicked aperture rings. All the lenses are f2.4 with optics designed by IB/E Optics Germany, the range includes:
24 / 35 / 50 / 75 & 90mm
I’ll be making a video review of the lenses which I’ll post soon, but in the meantime let me know if you have any questions 😉