I was in Cologne last fall at Photokina when Panasonic, Leica and Sigma held a joint press conference to announce their partnership with L-Mount. The trio made a commitment to rapidly build out a new ecosystem of lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras uniting around Leica’s current lens mount.

On that same day, Panasonic also unveiled its first cameras for the new alliance’s lens-making muscle class, the Lumix S1 and the higher-resolution Lumix S1R. Therefore, instead of facing questions about its lateness with the mirrorless full-frame environment relative to rivals like Sony and Nikon, Panasonic made its debut with the pledge of getting three timings Type in anything that you want. Then click Quill It on the right to paraphrase your input.

Test the 24-megapixel Lumix S1, paired with the versatile 24-105 mmF/4 L-Mount lens from Panasonic, for a couple of weeks. That kit costs $3,400 for an eye-watering, and has a classic DSLR pro shooter’s weight and size. So we can dispense immediately with the notion that it is a hobby camera for all but the burliest and richest enthusiasts of photography. Some may even wonder why a mirror Check the 24-megapixel Lumix S1, matched for a few weeks with Panasonic’s powerful 24-105 mm F/4 L-Mount lens.

I am genuinely tempted by the Lumix S1, and with its L-Mount Alliance and Lumix Pro service program, Panasonic has done its best to draw and convince potential customers. The Lumix S1 is earning my respect for its success in making high-end photography less difficult, although I might wait a while longer to see how the full-frame mirrorless competition shakes before I commit to a photon.