Monday, September 28, 2020

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer, do. And do carry on chugging

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Mike renews his acquaintance the Grand Dame of Brooklands, 113 years since she helped inaugurate the world's first purpose-built racing circuit. Daisy, daisy gave him her answer at long last...

Juicy deals on Panasonic’s S5: Two superb lenses and a body for under £2k

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Panasonic's new baby S5, the solution for those who find the S1 or Leica SL too heavy, offers great performance at an attractive price. And if you order before the end of September you get a free Sigma 45mm lens. Not much not to like about this deal...

Taking a closer look at the L-Mount line-up: The comprehensive Macfilos lens database

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Macfilos today launches an interactive datasheet of all L-Mount lenses available for use on Pansonic, Leica and Sigma cameras. Use it as your reference point from now on.

Panasonic’s rumoured S5 full-frame camera smaller than the micro four-thirds G9?

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With the full specification of the forthcoming Panasonic S5 now leaked, the announcement can be expected soon. It appears that the new camera will be smaller than the micro four-thirds G9 and will compet with the Sony A7III and Nikon Z5 on weight.

Sigma announces new 85mm f/1.4 for L Mount

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Sigma's new 85mm f/1.4 is designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and is available in L-Mount and E-Mount. It is 45% lighter than its predessor and offers high performance in a compact body.

Panasonic S5: The mini version of the S1?

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We've been waiting over a year for news on Pansonic's smaller verison of the S1. Now we might have a name, the S5, and the prospect of a lighter L-Mount body begins to look promising...

Hand-held macro the easy way, no fuss, simple tools

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Successful macro photograph can involve lots of care and special facilities. But Ivor took the remarkable Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art lens into his garden for some hand-held surprises.

Leica Notes: Happy third birthday and welcome to the collection, Tee-el-two

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Mike has had his eye on a used Leica TL2 for some time. He thinks it could become a digital classic. This week, he found the object of his lust...

Nobody buys cameras any more: Really?

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This has to be the most ridiculous headline to come in the wake of last week's Olympus news. Olympus ain't going nowhere – and it could be set for even better days...

Sigma announces major firmware update for the fp

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The Sigma fp cine shooter enjoys a raft of new features in the latest firmware update. Not much to chew on, though, for stills photographers