Panasonic confirms that they have no imminent plan to offer 8K on their cameras

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At the Photo & Imaging 2023 event in China Panasonic managers said that demand of 8K on digital cameras is very weak and therefore you should not expect 8K to be implemented any time soon. This likely means that the S1H and the GH6 successor will both NOT have 8K recording.

If you remember back in 2017 Panasonic promised to launch an 8K MFT camera by 2020. Well, we might have to wait til the second half od this decade before this might happen 🙁

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Just announced: new Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II

Pergear announced the new improved 14mm f/2.8 II Full Frame manual focusing L-mount lens (preorder here).

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The Pergear 14mm F2.8 Ultra-wide lens is designed for Full-frame Sony E-mount, Nikon Z-mount, Canon RF-mount, and Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 21mm equivalent focal length.

13 Elements in 9 groups, 2 aspherical elements and 5 ultra-high refractive index glass, 10 aperture blades help to control distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. 3 extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and colour accuracy.

Impressively wide 114° angle of view pairs with a rectilinear design, which renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit the landscape and architectural applications.

The bright f/2.8 aperture is designed to suit work in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Manual focusing design and a minimum focusing distance of 22cm suit working with close-up subjects. The clicked aperture ring is stepped with the right amount of resistance and click, marking full stops from F/2.8 to F/22.

Equipped with an 82mm filter adapter, the Pergear 14mm F2.8 II provides versatility in terms of creative options. You can easily attach filters to enhance your images and experiment with various effects.