Samyang announced the new 7,5mm 10mm and 12mm Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds!
Official press text:
Nearly a month after their market release, Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS and Samyang 12 mm f/2.0 NCS CS lenses are now available in their equivalent cine versions: Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine and 12mm T2.2 Cine. Samyang VDSLR cine lenses feature aperture and focus rings with sprocket wheels controlling their work through Follow Focus systems. This allows for noiseless and smooth adjustment of the above parameters during filming.
Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine and 12mm T2.2 Cine have nanocrystal anti-reflective layer (NCS) that ensures better light transmission, increased resistance to light reflections and higher contrast, which improves optical resolution of the lenses.
Samyang 12 mm in photo and cine versions fills the gap among lenses dedicated for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor, large angle of view and high brightness. The lens has been designed for cameras fitted with a high resolution sensor (above 24 mln pixels). Samyang Optics company is renowned among clients for great quality optics offered at affordable prices. And this is also the case with 10mm and 12 lenses which provide technical parameters and optical potential that can easily compete with the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses available on the market.
Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Fish-eye Cine. This is a cine version of a meticulously designed manual fish-eye lens which provides diagonal field of vision equal to 180 degrees. Despite its small size, Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine produces images with splendid parameters and exceptional vividness, and the minimal focusing distance amounts to only 0.09 meters.
More images and specs at samyang-europe.com/index.php/new-products/93-samyang-new-lenses-coming-soon
Well, here is an update about the updated on the EP5 update :) Olympus delayed the firmware release to “fix some things”. But I have been told by a source that it’s definitely coming, and the hope is that it is “soon”. As you know focus peaking will be improved and 0 shock added. No E-M5 firmware yet :(
We have a couple of new GH4 tests:
Panasonic GH4 Slow-mo at 96fps and 4K rolling shutter test at EosHD:
Panasonic have made great efforts to speed up the sensor in the GH4 so in slow-mo at 96p and standard 1080/60/50p the GH4 has less rolling shutter than the GH3 thanks to a 50% faster sensor readout.
In 4K mode the sensor has to readout 4x the amount of data than in 1080p and the 50% increase in readout speed isn’t enough to compensate.
The result is that in 4K the GH4 has slightly worse rolling shutter than the GH3 in 1080p.
On the 100-800 ISO range, the images of GH4 are superb with a nice dynamic and bold colors. Only at ISO 800 the finer details (100% on-screen display) are slightly faded. Nothing so dramatic. At 3200 ISO, the GH4 provides the first signs of weakness with greater noise and greater detail and dynamics loss. Again, the images are usable, but beyond this sensitivity, the damage will be greater.
North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998
Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.