The Lumix 14mm f2.5 ASPH is a tiny pancake style lens included with several Lumix cameras as well as being available separately. It’s fashioned in the same style as the amazing 20mm f1.7 but is much faster at focusing, has a wider angle of view and is even smaller!
Could this be the perfect travel & landscape lens?
The Panasonic Lumix 7-14 provides one of the widest rectilinear fields of view available on any auto focus capable micro four thirds lens. Launched in 2009 with a relatively high price tag, it was the first Panasonic lens specifically aimed at the emerging micro four thirds system.
With an aperture made from 7 rounds blades with a range of f4 to f22 this ultra wide angle 7mm-14mm (14mm-28m equivalent) lens has 16 elements in 12 groups, 4 ED elements and 2 aspherical elements. This lens pre-dates Panasonic’s use of Nano coatings to prevent flare, so care made need to be taken, especially when using it on non Panasonic bodies.
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If you travel, go walkabouts, need small & lightweight solutions but generally don’t like changing lenses in the open air then a super zoom could well be the perfect solution for you.
Like many professional cameras, speedlites seem to be getting bigger, so it’s a huge relief to see the new i40 flash system from Nissin totally buck that trend.
With a guide number of 40 it’s clearly not going to be the most powerful flash you can buy, but in terms of portability it has to be worth considering, especially if you’re also thinking about converting to mirrorless cameras for similarly reduced size and weight. Continue reading →
Yongnuo have introduced yet another low cost variation of their speedlite systems, this time using wireless 2.4Ghz (radio) to communicate with up to 6 remote flash groups with full manual control over the Power from 1/1 all the way down to 1/128 in 1/3 stops (GN58), Zoom (24mm – 105mm) and Mode (Manual / Multi / Off). Continue reading →
Out shooting today around Corfu and disaster struck. After about 2 hours of shooting away I brought the GH4 up to my eye only to find the EVF was all magenta, with the exception of a thin vertical purple line down the right side. The LCD was fine, it was only an EVF problem. Continue reading →