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Panasonic updates 7 lenses with HD firmware
by Brad Soo on September 15

Panasonic has announced their new 1.1 firmware which updates seven of their Lumix G series lenses with the ‘HD’ designation. The HD update is a software one and promises better lens performance while recording HD movies on your Lumix interchangeable lens camera: autofocus that is silent and better at tracking focus, better exposure control and improved operation of optical image stabilization while recording video.
The 7 Lumix G lenses that will benefit from this update include:

Lumix G 8 mm f3.5 fisheye
Lumix [...]

Sony E-mount 30mm f3.5 Macro for NEX
by Brad Soo on June 8

Sony E-mount 30mm f3.5 Macro
Sony has brought out a new lens for the E-mount used by their line of NEX cameras. The 30 mm f3.5 Macro has a minimum focusing distance of 0.95 inches, or 2.4 centimeters, which allows for 1:1 magnification of your subject.
The lens sports one ED glass element and 3 aspherical elements pair with an internal silent autofocus mechanism and comes standard with a lens hood.
The Sony E-mount 30 mm f3.5 Macro will be available for $250 [...]

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