Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro lens introduced

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Sigma's latest prime has been specially designed for mirrorless cameras. The 105mm focal length can be extended to 158mm and 210mm with the aid of Sigma's range extenders

The L-Mount Alliance is two years old. It is a win-win combination for all...

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The L-Mount Alliance is two years old today. Such a lot has happened in the past 24 months, so much more than anyone expected. It has been a win-win situation for all three participants, including Leica

Panasonic S5 and its peers: Handsome piggy in the middle

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This photograph of three Panasonic cameras illustrates just how small and light the new Lumix S5 is in comparison with the S1R and GH5.

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.