Panasonic announces the new L-mount lens roadmap

Below you can see the new Panasonic L-mount lens roadmap. You will find those new lenses:

  • 24mm f/1.8
  • 50mm f/1.8
  • 85mm f/1.8 (was already on the previous roadmap)
  • new fast wide angle zoom (compatible for astro photography)
  • new standard zoom
  • telephoto zoom

They removed the 100mm f/2.8 macro from the roadmap and Panasonic said this lens is “under consideration”. Panasonic also says the new f/1.8 primes have very high quality, impressive bokeh and are compact.

Panasonic promises “great innovations” at Photokina 2020

The Photokina organization issued a press release which contains a statement from Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane:

“For many years, photokina has been the ideal platform for us to present our product innovations. The Imaging industry is facing big changes and challenges these days. In 2020, we will also be coming to Cologne with big expectations in the new photokina format and are looking forward to contributing with great innovations.

Unlike Panasonic Olympus has decided to NOT participate at Photokina. And also other big players like Leica and Nikon decided to skip the event which will start on May 27.

via PetaPixel

Sigma patented a new 50mm f/1.2 L-mount lens design

Sigma apparently plans to expand their range fo f/1.2 fast primes. After the 35mm f/1.2 we might get the 50mm f/1.2 and 40mm f/1.2. A newly published patent discloses the specs:

Here is the 50mm f/1.2 lens specs:

Focal length: 50.99 mm
F no: 1.25
2ω : 45.97
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 154.20 mm

Here is the 40mm f/1.2 lens specs:

Focal length: 41.35 mm
F no: 1.26
2ω : 57.17
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 157.00 mm

via Hi Lows Note