Panasonic GH5II Release | The Photography News Show #03

by alessandro_carpentiero

Last week was an interesting one with the release of the Panasonic GH5II, new lenses from Sirui and 7Artisans, and much more. Here’s the best news I’ve selected for “The Photography News Show”!


Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II Released

Panasonic has announced the GH5 Mark II, a Micro 4/3 camera primarily focused on video making, and it’s an evolution of the GH5 which was launched in 2017.
There have been improvements in pretty much every aspect:

  • The sensor now has an anti-reflecting coating
  • Autofocus performances have been improved
  • New processor
  • High-resolution viewfinder
  • Enhanced video specs

The GH5 Mark II can in fact record 4k at 60p in 10-bit 4:2:0, it has pretty good image stabilization (up to 6.5 stops), and it can stream via cable or wireless.

You can preorder it for less than $1,700 and it can be a great choice if you want to get serious with video making..without breaking the bank!

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Under Development

Panasonic has also announced that it’s working on the GH6, which will be launched by the end of the year, and it will feature:

  • New high-speed micro-four-thirds sensor
  • New image processor to boost performance
  • Capable of shooting 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p
  • 4K at 120p
  • 5.7K at 60p


SIRUI 75mm F1.8 1.33X Anamorphic Lens

Sirui has invested heavily in the anamorphic lens market, and this week it has announced its new 75mm f/1.8 1.33X Anamorphic Lens.
It’s an awesome addition to their anamorphic lenses lineup, as 75mm is a perfect focal length for portraits and tighter shots.
The retail price will be $899 US dollars, but if you back the Indiegogo campaign you will get 25% off ($669), and shipping should start in June already.

New Nikon-Z Mount Lense from 7Artisans

7Artisans has made a name for itself in the market with super-wide aperture lenses, and this week they have announced 3 new lenses with a Nikon Z Mount, and they’re pretty cheap!

  • 10 mm f/2.8 Fisheye at $270
  • 55mm f/1.4 II at $130
  • 60mm f/2.8 II Macro at $180

These are fully manual lenses, and they’re very cheap, so they can be great to try out and experiment with different photography genres.

Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7

Panasonic has announced that it’s working on a new lens, the Leica DG 25-50 millimeters F1.7, which is an equivalent of 50-100 millimeters.

It will be an awesome choice for Panasonic video shooters, as it will perfectly pair with the 10-25mm F1.7.


Moment Mountain Light Backpack

Moment is a company known for its phone accessories, but this week they’ve launched what seems to be the lightest backpack for adventure-oriented photographers!

It’s called the Strohl Mountain Light Backpack, as it was designed in collaboration with photographer & filmmaker Alex Strohl. It weighs 1 Kg (or 2.2 lbs), and it has a whooping capacity of 45L.

It comes at $199 dollars, but it actually doesn’t have a camera compartment. There is a quick back-panel access, where you can place your Internal Camera Unit (also known as ICU), or get the $59,99 accessory.

In general, I think this is a great bag to explore the mountains and take with you a camera with a couple of lenses, while if you need to bring with you very big lenses or a lot of gear, then, I would recommend something like the BackLight 36L Backpack from MindShift Gear.


SanDisk Professional

WesternDigital has announced a new lineup of products, the SanDisk Professional, designed for content creators that need premium storage solutions, which includes the following:

  • PRO-CINEMA CF Express card
  • PRO-DOCK 4-bay reader docking station
  • Range of portable SSD drives

All these products should arrive in a few weeks, and in the meantime, you can take a look at the existing rugged products, such as the G-DRIVE Mobile 2TB SSD, which is awesome for working on the go. I use it all the time with my laptop or to save log footage directly from my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.


Sony a7IV Under Development

The Sony A7 Mark 4 is under development, and should be released around September. No more details are available as of now.

New Sony 28-75mm F2.8

A new Sony lens seems to be under development, specifically, the 28-75mm f/2.8 should be launched in the upcoming months.

Canon EOS R3 Picture & Price

We also have a couple of pictures of the upcoming Canon EOS R3, and it looks like it will cost $6.000, which is $500 cheaper than its main competitor, the Sony Alpha 1.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all these news!

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