Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 Lens Review (DxOmark): Good Sharpness!

Last November, Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 L-mount lens. Kevin Carter has just posted a full review of this new lens at the DxOMark.  The US price for this lens is $599, now available for pre-order at B&H / Adorama/ Amazon. It has high sharpness at most apertures. Read More »

Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 Lens Sample Images (DPReview)

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm f/1.8 lens for the full L-mount system developed in partnership with Leica and Sigma. This new lens costs $447.99, first available for pre-order at AmazonB&H/ Adorama. Here are some sample images of this new lens, taken with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R. Read More »

Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 Lens Announced, Priced $447.99, Available for Pre-Order

Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm f/1.8 lens. It is a prime lens for the full L-mount system developed in partnership with Leica and Sigma, featuring nine elements, including ED, UHR and aspherical glass,  a linear motor. The minimum focus distance is 0.45m (17.7″), while the maximum magnification is 0.14x. The 50mm F1.8 is weather-sealed and freezeproof to -10°C/+14°F.

This new lens costs $447.99, first available for pre-order at AmazonB&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced, Priced $2,795, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens. It is a constant aperture telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless bodies made by Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. It has 19 elements in 15 groups, with 3 elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group consists of a single element, which is driven by a stepping motor. The lens has 11 aperture blades. This new lens costs $2,795, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

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