Panasonic patent proves they designed the Leica SL 90-280mm Full Frame lens!

PanasonicFF

Both Olympus and Panasonic are patenting new Full Frame lenses. Egami just spotted the latest lens patent from Panasonic which describes the design of the 90-270mm f/2.8-4 OIS Full Frame lens. But before you get excited about the idea that Panasonic might make a new FF camera system hold on!

This is highly likely the design of the existing Leica 90-280mm SL lens. It’s quite a surprise to learn that this $6,395.00 lens has been developed by Panasonic!

(FT5) UPDATED: Panasonic G8x entry level camera to be announced on September 19.

Image above shows the current Panasonic G7

Trusted sources told us Panasonic will announce a new G8x entry level camera on September 19 (UPDATE: Launch got delayed due the sensor delivery issues).  I hope to get some specs soon but this should become the new entry level G camera. Stay tuned on 43rumors as new Olympus and Panasonic rumors are being posted soon!

UPDATE: After a talk with other sources I corrected and upgraded the rumor. The new camera will be a G8x model (“x” stands for a number that will be different in different regions).


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(FT3) Panasonic GH5 to be announced at the IBC in Amsterdam?

IBC

In late August Panasonic will announce a new MFT camera but this won’t be for the new GH5. There will be a new entry level MFT camera instead.

I still have no bulletproof info when the GH5 will be announced. But a new source just sent me this:

I’m told (after asking over and over and over) that they’ll be introducing the GH5 at IBC.

The IBC show in Amsterdam starts on September 9. But I am really not sure yet the GH5 is coming at the IBC show…