Photokina Brings Good News For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Posted Sep. 18th, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

Photokina Brings Good News For Micro Four Thirds Cameras. One of the biggest hits of Photokina is the new Lumix LX100 which I’ve mentioned in an earlier post. However, there was a YouTube video I recently found in which Panasonic’s Matt Frazer gives more details about how its new revolutionary camera was created. The most  important information I gleaned listening to Matt is a better understanding of how and why Lumix lenses are so superb. Panasonic manufactures their own lenses and many, like the 24-75 built into the LX100, are manufactured to Leica standards.

Matt explains a process Panasonic uses that he claims no other manufacturers employ. It has to do with polishing the super high quality glass. Guess I have no way to verify what he’s saying but I have been very impressed with Lumix Vario glass and Panasonic is by no means a new kid on the block when it comes to creating high end optics. The video below talks exclusively about the new LX100 and how it came to be.

More good news is the affirmation that Schneider, a superb lens manufacture from Germany, will be releasing a series of Micro Four Thirds lenses. They include a 12mm F/2.0 and a 30mm F/2.4. Schneider is well known for stellar, top of the line optics, so none of their lenses will be cheap. It’s rumored the 12mm F/2.0 will be over $1300.

One of the new MFT lenses being shown by Schneider at Photokina. Photo courtesy of ephotozine

One of the new MFT lenses being shown by Schneider at Photokina. Photo courtesy of ephotozine

That’s expensive but we need this type of quality for the Micro Four Thirds group to be taken seriously. The more players the better. Thanks Schneider optics for making this happen.

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