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Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 (S-S24) lens introduced

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Panasonic has introduced a fast L-mount S 24mm F1.8 (S-S24) lens, preliminary information on which appeared shortly before the announcement.

It is the third f / 1.8 maximum aperture L-mount lens in the Lumix S series. It is similar in size and center of gravity to the previously released 85mm and 50mm models, making it easier to swap lenses such as , when filming, when the camera is fixed in the gimbal and balanced. It is also convenient that all these lenses are designed for filters of the same diameter.

The advantages of the lens include a quiet and fast autofocus drive, no “focus breathing”, that is, changing the focal length of the lens depending on the distance at which it focuses, as well as microstepping aperture control, which allows you to smoothly change exposure to get professional-level video.

Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 (S-S24) lens specifications:

  • focal length – 24 mm;
  • aperture – f / 1.8 – f / 22;
  • lens optical design – 12 elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspherical elements, three ED elements and a UED element;
  • the number of aperture blades – 9;
  • the minimum focusing distance is 0.24 m;
  • maximum magnification – 0.15x;
  • installation diameter of filters – 67 mm;
  • diameter – 74 mm;
  • length – 82 mm;
  • weight – 310 g.

The lens is dust and splash resistant. It should be on sale in mid-October for $ 899. The next in the lineup should be a lens with a focal length of 35 mm.

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Launch of the tiny Logitech MX Keys Mini keyboard with Windows, Android, ChromeOS, Linux, iOS and iPadOS support

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Logitech introduced the MX Keys Mini wireless keyboard, which is a smaller version of the keyboard.

The MX Keys Mini does not include a numeric keypad or other full-size keyboard benefits, but retains the Perfect Stroke system, which combines non-mechanical switches with raised keys to improve typing accuracy. There are even a few new features not found on the large keyboard, including a dictation key for Mac and Windows PCs, a microphone mute switch, and an emoji key.

MX Keys Mini also supports Android, ChromeOS, Linux, iOS and iPadOS via Bluetooth or USB receiver with up to three devices pairing. Charging is carried out via the USB-C connector.

The MX Keys Mini is available for $ 100 in charcoal gray, pink and silver.

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In less than a year, the situation on the video cards and processors market may improve. The head of AMD spoke about the shortage of chips

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AMD CEO Lisa Su expressed her opinion on the duration of the chip shortage. According to her statement, in the first half of 2022, the supply is likely to still be limited.

But already in the second half of next year, the shortage of microcircuits will not be as acute as it is now. How much the situation will change, the head of AMD did not predict, but her vision is still better than that of a number of other specialists who predict improvement only in 2023.

It should be understood that AMD itself does not produce semiconductors, so we are talking about improving the situation in general, which will affect not only AMD, but all other companies as well.

In general, so far most forecasts agree that the situation with the deficit will improve at least in the second half of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023, but no one undertakes to predict when the situation will completely return to normal.

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