Sigma CEO says they are working on a “different” 70-200mm f/2.8 lens version that is coming “sooner rather than later”!

Sigma CEO Yamaki has been interviewed by Fengniao. They

Question: Will the art series 70-200 f2.8 lens, which is eagerly awaited by domestic users, be released this year?

Answer: We have heard about it and are working on it, so we hope to see it sooner rather than later. In fact, we have been thinking about differentiating this lens, hoping to bring something different to users, which is why we have not launched it yet.

Panasonic S5 II Lab Test by CineD – Rolling Shutter, Dynamic Range and Latitude

Lumix S5II at Bhphoto, Adorama, Amazon US.

CineD tested the S5II Rolling Shutter, Dynamic Range and Latitude. The conclusion:

From a pure lab test perspective, it seems that there is no gain without pain: the new LUMIX S5 II has nice new features including solid autofocus, but unfortunately in the lab, it falls a bit behind the previous generation, the S5 – when pushed to the absolute extreme, to keep things in perspective.

Not only is the rolling shutter worse (1ms more in full frame, 1.8ms more in APS-C), also the latitude result is not as good – it finishes with 7 stops of exposure latitude, mainly because of banding artifacts in the shadows and a more blotchy noise pattern which doesn’t look as pleasing to the eye.

That said, the dynamic range results are very similar to the previous generation LUMIX S5.