New firmware update for the Panasonic G7 and GX8 cameras

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Panasonic issued a new firmware update for the G7 and GX8 cameras

GX8 improvements:

  1. New functions are added in Fn button.
    The option “Wireless Setup(Flash)” has been added to [Setting in REC mod] on the [Fn Button Set] of [Custom] menu.
    The option “Wi-Fi” and “LVF/Monitor Switch” have been added to [Setting in PLAY mode] on the [Fn Button Set] of [Custom] menu.
  2. The phenomenon that rarely freeze at the time of tracking AF usage is improved.

G7 improvement:

  1. New functions are added in Fn button.
    The option “Wireless Setup(Flash)” has been added to [Setting in REC mod] on the [Fn Button Set] of [Custom] menu.
    The option “Wi-Fi” and “LVF/Monitor Switch” have been added to [Setting in PLAY mode] on the [Fn Button Set] of [Custom] menu.

 

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Pont Alexandre III Paris • 2016 Version from Pier-Yves Menkhoff on Vimeo.

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Sumizoon:https://youtu.be/5imNfHudYYQ Shoot with GH4 with NOKTON 10.5mm F0.95 TEST and Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG.

Moro Tere‎:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzUTyVy38Mw. Helsinki Cruising Night 1.7.2016. Camera Panasonic GH4 (4K). Lenses: Panasonic 35-100, Sigma 18-35 & Tokina 11-16 with metabones

Avi Ross‎:https://vimeo.com/155787456. I shot, produced and edited this short film last summer. I used my GH-3 and a pair of 1 foot LED light panels for the bulk of the cinematography.

 

 

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Jan:here is a travel video about a trip to India, which I filmed with Micro Four Thirds gear. https://youtu.be/FDMy97dtaAY
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Samyang (Rokinon) announces the new 135mm t/2.2 XEEN MFT Cine lens

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Samyang (Rokinon in USA) announced the new 135mm t/2.2 XEEN Cine lens. It will be available in MFT mount too:

“Expand your video and filmmaking experiences with XEEN cinema lenses. With a T2.2 and outstanding optical performance for 4K+, focus on the Mise-en-scène of the images you want to create.
XEEN lenses feature declicked gear rings in identical locations, so that changing lenses is no longer a hassle. Mounts are interchangeable, meaning each lens can be used on a variety of cameras. The XEEN series aims to delivers unparalleled performance with affordability to satisfy the needs of videographers and filmmakers, regardless of the situation or equipment.”

Source: Samyang Global