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Lots of new stuff from Panasonic
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<div>Lot's of new stuff from Panasonic
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<div>Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS (gimme, gimme, ...)
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...2060e.html
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<div>Panasonic GH5 (Ok, we knew this one)
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...c-gh5.html
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<div>Panasonic GX850 / GX800 / GF7 (welcome back, mini)
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...x850k.html
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<div>Slightly updated:
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<div>Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OIS II
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...2035e.html
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<div>Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS II
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...5100e.html
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<div>Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Power OIS II
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...5200e.html
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<div>Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Power OIS II
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<div>http://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/lum...0300e.html
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I know that video-graphy is not this forum's mainstay but,  the GH5 must now be one of the ultimate "non dedicated" M4/3 video cameras out there, it's video and still specs are nothing short of amazing!

 

  6X slow mo in 1080 HD, a new 3.86 Mp electronic viewfinder, full sensor video coverage downscaling from 6K, 18 Mps still images in video, 4K at  60 Fps, 12 fps/ 9 fps in AF-C.........to mention just a few!

 

  I sort of thought that M4/3 was a bit of a dead end technology, a few years back, but it's proving me wrong!

Dave's clichés
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Smile

From what I see happening in my circles, mirrorless, and specifically Fuji and MFT are becoming the new norm, with FF ILCs becoming the new medium format, making cameras with even larger sensors, the current medium format, more and more the new large format.


The new 20 MP MFT sensors are excellent, and very usable up to 6400 iso. There are only few people who really need more than that, and coupled to all the new technology and benchmark setting specs, in combination with the fact that these companies actually listen to what users want, I do think they are the ones who will do well. And the smaller form factor works too.


Don't forget that when 135 mm film format slrs were introduced, there were a lot of naysayers as well, but it took off because it created a new market for affordable, relatively small cameras for the masses.


This is what MFT is doing as well now, and it is mature enough now that a few F1 cars are being introduced, so to speak, amongst their camera line-up.


They are also creating a great, professional lens line-up, which all in all means there is a lot to like for more advanced shooters as well.


It won't stop me from still upgrading my FF kit, but then, I also have the advantage that I can shoot my FF lenses on my MFT bodies, if I so wish Smile.


Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
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When M4/3 has an adapter to be able to mount Nikor F mount lenses on their cameras with all the functions I know I will be in serious financial trouble. Sad    So if it ever happens for God's sake please keep it a secret from me!  :o

Dave's clichés
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There's a very good metabones adapter...

 

http://www.metabones.com/products/detail...FG-m43-BM1

 

But this would counter the idea of a small body, no? You already have a great APS-C. Put Nikon glass in front of any tiny mirrorless - where's the point?

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Quote:There's a very good metabones adapter...

 

http://www.metabones.com/products/detail...FG-m43-BM1

 

But this would counter the idea of a small body, no? You already have a great APS-C. Put Nikon glass in front of any tiny mirrorless - where's the point?
 

Smile

 

The point is that you can actually use your other glass as well, in case you'd like to do so. The speedboosters are really nice, because they increase the amount of light that falls onto the sensor, and the resolution as well. I currently have 2 EF-MFT ones, the 0.64x, and the 0.7X. Effectively, they are wide-converters which increase aperture as a result. I also ordered the the glassless version, but it is on backorder, still waiting for it Smile.

 

The metabones adapters are truly exceptional, but they do cost a little penny as well.

 

However, being able to use all my L-glass and specialist lenses on my MFT bodies without losing any of their functionality like IS and AF is an opportunity I could not resist.

 

Of course, personally I do plan on keeping both systems, the FF Canon becoming my "MF" system, and the MFT system becoming my take-with-me-at-all-times system.

 

BTW, Metabones are the same guys who make special glass for police work, like specialist UV and IR lenses, and extremely high corrected lenses, a.o., the best colour- and secondary spectrum corrected apo-lens in existence.

 

Kind regards, Wim

Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
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Quote:The point is that you can actually use your other gass as well, in case you'd like to do so. .
 

In dave's case he already owns a state of the art APS-C and camera of the year 2016 and wahtever prices his D500 might win. And since the metabones adapters are great but do not allow AF or even EXIF data transfer, there's no advantage in terms of AF.

 

More than that, the D500 has AF calibration, so in terms of AF-speed and tracking with 3D AF-C there's practically no competition in mirrorless bein superior than the Nikon.
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Given the number of native mirrorless lenses these days I'm not sure why adapter solutions are still needed ... except tilt/shift maybe.

How many native MFT lenses are there ? 50+? I stopped counting at some stage.
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Quote:Given the number of native mirrorless lenses these days I'm not sure why adapter solutions are still needed ... except tilt/shift maybe.

How many native MFT lenses are there ? 50+? I stopped counting at some stage.
 

 

Us Sony users still largely depend on adapters when we need something other than cliché focal lengths. I use adapters for Tilt Shift, Canon 11-24/4, Canon 85/1.2, Minolta 200/2.8 and Minolta 70-210/4, last one mostly because I absolutely don't want to buy the native version.
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Quote:In dave's case he already owns a state of the art APS-C and camera of the year 2016 and wahtever prices his D500 might win. And since the metabones adapters are great but do not allow AF or even EXIF data transfer, there's no advantage in terms of AF.

 

More than that, the D500 has AF calibration, so in terms of AF-speed and tracking with 3D AF-C there's practically no competition in mirrorless bein superior than the Nikon.
 

Well, I don't know about Nikon, but the EF-MFT Metabones adapters do allow IS, AF, and pass on Exif information. It works with any of the EF lenses I have used so far, like 85L, 135L, 100-400L IS II ....

 

AF speed is as fast as with these lenses used on my 5D II, if not faster - haven't had an opportunity to compare it with a newer Canon body yet, and as I am not a sports shooter, or BIF person, I haven't compared tracking, although almost anything will be faster than a 5D II with 100-400L Smile.

 

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
  


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