(FT5) Confirmed: Panasonic camera and lens announcement the first week of April

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Image on top shows the current Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens

We got solid multiple confirmations that Panasonic will have a press event during the first week of April. We expect Panasonic to announce the new entry level G camera and a new Leica branded prime lens. I don’t know if Panasonic will also announce new camcorders for the upcoming NAB event.


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FT5 Rumor recap: New Panasonic G camera, 25mm f/1.2, E-PL8, Olympus action camera, Full Frame.

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We got plenty of new stuff that will be announced soon. Here is the full recap:

Panasonic will announce an entry level MFT camera in April.
Panasonic will also announce a new Leica prime MFT lens in April.
Olympus will announce the E-PL8 and an action camera within the next few weeks.
Olympus will ship the 25mm f/1.2 lens in Summer (article here).
Olympus is investigating the possibility to launch a new Full Frame system. There is also a 28mm f/2.0 FF lens patent (article here).

Exciting time ahead!

(FT4) Panasonic will soon announce a new “Leica” prime lens

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Image on top shows the current Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens

The next lens coming from Panasonic is very likely to be a new Leica branded prime lens. No specs are known yet. But the chances are high the lens will be announced in April.


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(FT4) Panasonic to announce one new entry level MFT and a “premium” lens

(FT4) Panasonic To Announce One New Entry Level MFT And A “premium” Lens

We got info from a trusted source saying that Panasonic will announce a new entry-level MFT camera and a new “premium” lens within the next 3-4 weeks.

To recap: Olympus will very soon announce the E-PL8 and maybe the first of their f/1.2 PRO Zuiko lens series (25mm f/1.2). Panasonic announcement will follow shortly after.


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