Monday, September 28, 2020

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

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 new Lumix S5 lightweight arrives. Four lightweight f/1.8 lenses to launch soon

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Panasonic's mini full-framer, the S5, has arrived at last. It pairs with the 20-60 S zoom as a kit and is reasonably priced here in the UK. The kit, in particular, is something of a bargain. This is the first fully-featured L-mount camera to go head to head with Sony on size and weight...

Sigma L-Mount lenses bring a new dimension for owners of Leica’s SL cameras

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The advent of the L-Mount Alliance has been particularly exciting for Leica users and the resulting expansion in the range of lenses adds a whole new dimension to owning, say, the SL2. Mike paid a visit to Sigma Imaging UK to check out the latest developments

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.

Sigma Contemporary: Three fast primes exclusively for Leica CL and TL. Or not.

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Sigma's launch of three primes just for the Leica TL/CL is curious but, nonetheless, very welcome. It could put some new life into the system.

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...

US prices for Panasonic Lumix S5 leaked

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The full-frame Panasonic S5 will cost $2,000 when launched on September 2. With the kit lens, the price will be $2,300. Seem interesting deals on the kit, though.

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...