A long awaited lens for the E-mount was launched the previous month by Sony. Meet the 35/1.8 🙂
The 135 format gets a new brand in its lineup. Besides Sony, Leica, Nikon and Canon, Panasonic brings its cameras and lenses to life. Part of the ”L mount alliance” (Leica-Panasonic-Sigma), the system will be compatible with the already existing Leica S/L lenses and bodies.
For the beginning Panasonic comes with two bodies (S1 with 24 Mpx and S1R with 47 Mpx) and three lenses. A S-Pro 50mm f:1.4, a S-Pro 70-200mm f:4 and a S 24-105mm f:4.
Of course there are already available some native/compatible lenses for the system. These are:
Summicron 35mm f:2.0
Summilux 50mm f:1.4
Summicron 50mm f:2.0
Summicron 75mm f:2.0
Summicron 90mm f:2.0
Vario-Elmar 16-35mm f:3.5-4.5
Vario-Elmarit 24-90mm f:2.8-4.0
Vario-Elmarit 90-280mm f:2.8-4.0
Loooong awaited GR III is finally announced, at least its development. Looks like the same package but updated features 😉
The S gets a smaller brother with the launch of the R. More compact but like a beefed up X-E3 seems to be a great choice for travel. At the same time Fujifilm updated its lens roadmap with:
Fujinon GF 100-200mm f:5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom lens
Fujinon GF 50mm f:3.5 R LM WR compact prime lens
Fujinon GF 45-100mm f:4 R LM OIS WR ”standardish” zoom lens
Seems to be a nice improvement in Canon-M lens line-up although it has quite more to catch up with the competition (X-Mount, Sont-E and micro 4/3). Nevertheless this little fellow could make a good team with the 22mm f:2. A nice relatively cheap duett, although the cameras are not on the cheap side compared with similar cameras from the competition.