New Panasonic patent discloses a 18mm f/4.0 APS-C lens…for L-mount or MFT?

Hi-lows-note spotted a new patent from Panasonic. It describes the optical construction of a new 18mm f/4.0 lens. This is designed to cover the APS-C area. It’s unclear if this means the lens is for L-mount or if this is still designed for MFT.

Some time ago Panasonic stated they have no interest in making APS-C lenses for L-mount because they already are heavily invested in MFT (Source:

(FT4) The PEN-F line has been killed :(

I got word from one single reliable sources that Olympus did kill the PEN-F line. I am awaiting confirmations from other reliable sources just to be 100% sure about this. But I fear this “rumor” will get positive confirmation.

The sources told me that the PEN-F simply didn’t sell well enough and Olympus had lost hope that a new PEN-FII would sell better.

AT that point I am might ending up buying the PEN-F as I bet it will become a classic one day

(FT5) First leaked Panasonic G90 specs!

Within the next couple of days Panasonic will announce two new MFT products: The G90 (G99 in Japan) and the new G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. Power O.I.S. Here are the G90 specs:

20.3M pixel Live MOS sensor with no low pass filter
5-axis Dual I.S. 2, 5 steps of image stabilization
Unlimited 4K30p / Full HD Movies
V-log L is pre-installed
2.36 million dots organic EL LVF, finder magnification 0.74x
3.0 type vari-angle touch panel monitor
Dust and drip proof
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Size: 130.4 x 93.5 x 77.4 mm
Weight: about 536 g
Japan release date: May 23, 2019
Kit: Body, high magnification zoom lens kit (overseas standard zoom kit is also available)

UPDATE: First leaked image of the new G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. Power O.I.S. lens:

via Nokishita