Beautiful, Yet Gigantic: Panasonic 70-200mm F2.8 Lumix S Pro Review

The 70-200mm f2.8 is revered among photographers for its versatile yet bright design. The mid-to-telephoto workhorse, however, is often heavy. The Panasonic 70-200mm f2.8 Lumix S Pro is the epitome of both the category’s versatility and weight. With up to seven stops of stabilization when combined with in-body stabilization, the lens delivers steady shots even at the telephoto end. But, at almost 3.5 pounds, it’s also heavier than mirrorless options from Canon, Sony, and Nikon.

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A Great Telephoto for L Mount: Panasonic 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Review

The Panasonic 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 is an affordable telephoto that L mount camera owners should consider.

The L mount lens library is finally starting to grow thanks to Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma. Until recently, all Panasonic lenses were designed for pros who needed top quality. That’s fine, but they came with top-quality prices too. However, this is starting to change. The Panasonic 85mm f1.8 has been released (review coming later), and now an affordable telephoto option is on the market. The Panasonic 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 is looking to sit alongside the Sigma 100-400mm f5.6-6.3 as a telephoto lens for the masses. At $1,249.99, it’s an attractive option, but does it produce the goods? Find out in our full review.

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Can You Even Autofocus, Bro? The Sigma Fp L Has Big Things To Prove

The 61MP Sigma Fp L looks like it might be oriented towards photographers, but we’re still not entirely convinced.

Sigma turned heads last year when they launched the Sigma Fp. An incredibly tiny, 24 Megapixel modular camera that was geared more towards videographers than photographers. Still, we took it for a spin. We found that while the camera was trying to be innovative, it still struggled with autofocus. Autofocus has always been Sigma’s Achilles heel, and it has been the downfall of many of their cameras. Now, we find out (late, we might add) about the new 61 Megapixel Sigma Fp L. It’s the same small modular camera from before, but it has a beefed-up sensor. Sigma is also launching a new EVF to go alongside the camera. We’ve got all the details as well as an opinion about it for you after the break.

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The Phoblographer’s Big Buyer’s Guide To L Mount Alliance Lenses

If you’ve joined the L Mount Alliance and want a one-stop-shop for all of your lens needs, this guide is for you.

A few eyebrows were raised when Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma joined forces to create the L Mount Alliance. This would be Panasonic’s first foray into the Full-Frame market, Sigma could have a platform they could call their own, and Leica could potentially get their lenses into more hands. The platform got off to a slow start, but now things are rocking and rolling, and a good collection of lenses are now available. We have created the L Mount Alliance lens buyer’s guide for those who have joined the L mount ranks. Here you’ll find all of our current L mount lens reviews and any future lens reviews for the platform too.

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The Panasonic S5 Has Something No Other Full Frame Camera Has

The Panasonic isn’t all just about video: there are some great features for photographers too.

You’ve seen the teasers for the new Panasonic S5, and you’ve heard the speculation. Now, we can tell you more about this smaller than Micro Four Thirds, Full Frame camera. Designed for hybrid creators, the Panasonic S5 meets the needs and desires for new ways of self-expression. Yes, that was Panasonic marketing talk. What does it all mean? Join us after the break to get a rundown of the specs. You’ll also hear about some new L mount lenses, and will be teased about a new GH series camera

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Cheap Photo: Save $500 on Panasonic’s S1, GX85 Two Lens Kit $497.99

There are some massive deals on Panasonic cameras and lenses for you to snap up.

For the time being, many camera manufacturers have cut down on their camera and lens deals, but not Panasonic. There are some incredible deals on their cameras right now like the Panasonic S1, which has a $500 discount making it just $1,997.99. The G9 has dropped down to under $1,000 at $997.99, and you can pick up the GX85 with two lenses for only $497.99! That’s an $899.20 discount! There are also deals on lenses, too, like the Panasonic 25mm f1.7, which can be yours for only $147.99. Head on past the break to see all of the deals on Panasonic cameras and lenses.

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Opinion: Should Panasonic Stay With Micro Four Thirds?

Panasonic is going to have to figure out where their loyalties lie if they want to succeed in the ultra-competitive Mirrorless camera market.

Ever since Panasonic and Olympus joined forces to forge ahead with the Micro Four Thirds platform in 2008, Panasonic has released some genuinely fantastic M4/3 cameras that showed the world what the platform was capable of. All was going well, and then, in 2018, Panasonic decided to jump into bed with both Sigma and Leica to form the L Mount Alliance while still having relations with Olympus. 2019 saw Panasonic’s first full-frame Mirrorless cameras launch (the S1, the S1R, and the S1H), and since then, things have gone very quiet on the Micro Four Thirds front. It appears that a time may be coming when Panasonic will need to decide where its loyalties lie. Do they stick with Olympus and Micro Four thirds? Do they go all-in with the L Mount Alliance? Or, do they try to somehow strike a balance between the two without being stretched too thin?

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DXOMark: Leica’s Summicron SL 35mm F2 ASPH Falls Behind Sony, More

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The Leica Summicron 35mm SL f2 ASPH is a solid lens for those who have adopted the L mount, but it can’t keep up with the other players.

DXOMark has been hard at work in their labs once again, and this time, they put the Leica Summicron SL 35mm f2 ASPH through its paces. The Leica Summicron is a solid 35mm offering for those rocking a Panasonic S1R, or any other L mount camera. But this particular lens falls short of matching the quality of lenses from Canon, Sigma, and Sony. Join us after the break for a full rundown of the test results, and to see how it stacks compared to the competition.

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3 Lenses City Photographers Are Bound to Adore in L Mount

The L Mount Lenses available will make cityscape photographers grin from ear to ear.

The L mount alliance is still in its infancy, and because of this, there are limited camera bodies and lenses that feature the L Mount. However, that’s not to say the available lenses aren’t good. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you have jumped into the L Mount life, and you are looking for L Mount lenses suitable for landscape and cityscape photography, you’re in luck. After the break, we share three L Mount lenses that will make any landscape or cityscape photographer happier than a kid in a candy store.

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The New Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Will Cost $1,099 in December

Now that the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 has a price, you’ll know how long to shake the couch down for the extra pennies hiding under the cushions.

Last week Sigma announced they would be releasing a new 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens. While the press release was chock full of details and specs on the lens, the price and any potential release date were mysteriously missing. Following another announcement from Sigma today, this new lens won’t, in fact, be free and you’ll have to wait until December to get your hands on it. Join us after the break for pricing and release details. Continue reading…

Panasonic Has Two New Lenses and New Firmware for the S1 and S1R

The new Panasonic lenses and continued updates should make the S1 and S1R more desirable.

If you’re the owner of either the Panasonic S1 or S1R, we have got some news that will make you smile from ear to ear. One thing that has been holding the system back is the lack of lenses. Today, two new Panasonic lenses have been announced that should help alleviate any fears potential new owners may have about buying into the system. Come January, you’ll be able to strap a 16-35mm f4 and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens to the front of your L mount cameras. And on November 19th, you’ll be able to update the firmware of the S1, S1R, GH5, GH5S, and G9. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

Can the EISA Awards Predict the Future of the Camera Market?

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Perhaps this year’s EISA awards indicate where the camera and lens markets will go in 2020/2021.

No doubt you’ve seen the recent EISA award winners splattered all over your news feeds. Honestly, we have to say that some of the results were quite shocking. Overall though, the winners in their respective categories were well chosen. There are a few companies that really made some waves. We’re wondering if this year’s winners show the true direction of the camera marketplace. Can we glean anything from this year’s EISA award winners? Let’s take a quick look after the break. Continue reading…

The Leica Summicron SL 50mm F2 ASPH Can Be Yours for $4,495

The new Leica APO Summicron SL 50MM F2 promises the Leica look on any L Mount camera.

We have good news for fans of Leica and those who have purchased any L Mount Alliance cameras recently. Leica announced they have released a new Leica Summicron SL 50mm f2 ASPH lens that will apparently set a new benchmark for SL lenses. Nifty fifties are often considered to be the standard focal length in photography, and they are loved by many photographers for their versatility. Join us after the break to find out more about the new Leica Summicron SL 50mm lens, and what it might be able to do for you. Continue reading…

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f2 ASPH Sweetens the L Mount

If you’re looking for a fast prime Leica SL lens to slap on your L-Mount Camera, your search might be over.

We all love prime lenses, and today Leica SL, and L Mount Alliance camera users should rejoice. Leica Cameras have just announced that a new fast prime will be joining their family; the APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f2 ASPH. This high performance lens may have a long name, but it’s short, wide focal length will make it popular with street, environmental portrait photographers, and documentarians everywhere. Continue reading…