Monday, September 28, 2020

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.

Leica T at Six: Hit or a miss?

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Six years ago today Leica presented the hewn-from-solid Leica T. It was revolutionary at the time, but how has it fared over the intervening years? Mike takes a look back.

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...

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...

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...

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 confident in the future of the L-Mount Alliance

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Panasonic is bullish on the future of the L-Mount Alliance and broader depth of the product line brings confidence to consumers. The company claims to have captured ten percent of the high-end full-frame market since the introduction of the S1 and S1R but believes that full-frame and Micro Four-Thirds are fully complementary, each with its benefits and with relatively little overlap.

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.

What are the prospects for a lighter L-Mount full-frame camera?

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Panasonic is still working on a "more affordable" L-Mount full-frame camera. If "affordable" means lighter and smaller, we're already signed up.

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...