Here is the first autofocus test of Panasonic Lumix S1 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) with firmware version 1.0. We can see the autofocus works very accurate, but not as fast as other recently released cameras.
Panasonic has launched a pre-order promotion for Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R. You can get free DMW-BLJ31 Battery and DMW-BGS1 Battery Grip when pre-order S1 & S1R online. (Total Value: $435.98)
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Cinema5D has interviewed Sigma CEO Yamaki-san at CP+ Show 2019. They talked about 11 new L-mount Sigma Art lenses and Sigma L-mount full frame mirrorless camera.
Sigma has announced 11 new Sigma Art L-mount lenses ahead of CP+ 2019. They didn’t announced the release date of these lenses. Now Sigma CEO at CP+ booth has announced the release date of these L-mount lenses:
Leica has officially announced the new APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. L-mount lens today. This is another L-mount lens for Panasonic S1 & S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. The US price for this lens is $4,595, release date on April 5th, 2019. You can pre-order this lens at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.
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At CP+ 2019, Sigma announced that their first L-mount camera will use Foveon FF sensor, and will be delayed in 2020. This Sigma Foveon FF L-mount camera has Foveon X3 1:1:1 technology, a total of 60.9MP sensor.
Along with development announcement of 11 new Art prime L-mount lenses, Sigma today also announced mount converter MC-21 for EF/SA mount to L-mount. The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies. The converter allows more freedom of choice for L-Mount cameras from SIGMA, Leica Camera and Panasonic, enhancing the extensibility of the L-Mount system.
Sigma today has officially announced 11 new Art series L-mount prime lenses. These L-Mount series lenses have achieved high-speed AF and are fully compatible with AF-C mode, in-camera image stabilization, and in-camera aberration correction. The lineup will consist of 11 prime lenses for full-frame cameras from SIGMA’s Art line covering from 14mm to 135mm currently available in other mounts, allowing the Art line, which pursues the highest performance, to be enjoyed on L-Mount cameras.