quangzizi: Again reading the comment section is the best way to lol. So many "experts" here claim that this is overpriced, yet none has seen the actual performance and comparison with the Fuji. If you look up on the web, there are some samples of the Pana and damn they are so sharp and so good even wide open. That bokeh and characteristics are of course "leica".
I was taken back a bit by the price, but looking through the specs. It is more complicated than the Fuji (14 e in 11 groups vs 11 e in 8 groups). It seems to be heavier because it is fully metal as other Leica lens should be (fuji is only barrel and mount metal). OIS is yeah first of its kind for this. Considering all that and the leica badge (it costs), it seems OK at the moment. If further test proves this a lemon then we will know - not now...
this is overpriced given DoF is same as 85 f/2.4 @ FF and Fujifilm XF56 is cheaper
jhinkey: OK Nikon, now you just have to make a 24/1.8 and then you can get on to more important matters:16/2.8 AFS fisheye20/2.8 AFS45/2.8 AFS (compact please)135/1.8AFS400/5.6AFS VRand then you'll get some of my cash.
I don't think you will see 135/1.8; it should be 135/2....
Babka08: I'm glad Canon chose to go 35mm f/2 with IS for the same money.
It's for video.......
Spec-wise, it is even worse than fuji's one....except OIS
for $1600....it's better to get D610 + 85 f/1.8Gwhich is only ~USD $2000 in HK....
Timmbits: @DPR: I'm glad to see that you shot these with some other cameras for reference. however, you should add a few more in there, especially a wider selection of the higher-resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax, to keep the readership here happy... the best of each maker for reference in both APS and FF formats.
I think either do what they are doing now, GX7+EP5+5D3+NEX6or publish the tool 1 month later with more cameras
which one do you prefer?I prefer the current approach, at least it helps people/me to pick GX7
Paul Amyes: I was really ready to buy this until I got to no external mic input. Why oh why cripple the camera like this? I like the form factor very much. It was this or the EP5 and both have been crippled badly as a multimedia device. I hope BlackMagic gets its act together and ships as promised and then I'll buy one of the pocket cinemas and an EPL5 for the stills.
I think they leave it for the GH line;it is already good to see FHD @ 60p and manual video controland I agree that you can get an external audio recorder if needed
Too bad that ISO starts with 200, it'd be perfect camera if it starts from ISO 100...
but it is still better than GX1 (ISO 160 x 1/4000) given it has 1/8000 shutter
Well, it has ISO 125, at the expense of DR; you can do this in PP on any ISO 200 based camera, but it is more convenient for the camera to do it for you
IBIS, EVF + titable LCD, silent shutter, dual dial, HDR/Panorama/NFC/Wifi/built-in flash
this camera is the ultimate camera for travel so far!I am getting this!
From Dof prespective; it will act like 85 f/2.4 on 35mm FF
a 6D + 85 f/1.8 will have shallower DofAlso, IQ wise, 6D + 85 f/1.8 @ f/2.4 could be better than this lens
35mm FF still has it's value when shallow Dof is needed
Antonio Rojilla: So more or less a Sony NEX-3N clone with a worse sensor. Way to go Panasonic. The only thing they have is more lenses, but you know, most people buying this camera won't ever bother to put on it anything but the kit lens.
I think - m43 focuses faster than NEX- No 7mm fisheye- SEL55210 w/ TC1.4 => does it has autofocus?
But I do agree Sony closes a lot of gap since the release of 10-16/35/PZ kit
Anyway, OMD is still the best m43 camera and I think even NEX6/7 can't match it
I think the panny 42.5 f/1.2 will be expensive; but I believe canon's 85 f/1.8 is much better than the panny's because of shallower DoF and its pricing
Well, but GX1 + 42.5 is still much smaller and lighter than 6D + 85 f/1.8so it's a trade offfor portrait; FF is still the best systemfor landscape; m43 is the way to go!
I am looking forward for Panasonic to create 20mm f/1.7 II with updated AF performance and a 12mm pancake
armanius: How many slow "normal" zooms do we need for m4/3? This is about 4 from Pany and about 4 from Oly now? Sigh ...
It is a kit lens; panasonic is not going to bundle a olympus kit lens on any G series cameras!
so, there are only 2 kit lenses from panasonicPZ - high end pancakethe new 14-42 - low and kit lens
of course there are 2 more lenses in the same range:14-45 - mid end lens12-35 - high end lens
I actually agree that panasonic should combine 14-42 and 14-45 and offer a cheap but with 14-45 like IQ kit lens
Let's see if the new 14-42 kit is going to make the 14-45 discountinued
It is a kit lens! It is always good to have version II of kit lens as most people will own it, especially beginnerThis is a good upgrade of the existing one- smaller (easy to spot from the picture)- lighter (160g -> 110g, almost 1/3 lighter)- shorter (63mm -> 49mm)- standard 46mm filter size- IF- 12 elements + 1 asph glasses -> 9 elements + 2 asph glasses- Plastic Mount -> Metal mount- Minimum focus: 0.3m -> 0.2m- Color / finishing seem better than the old one
I think it is a good upgrade!!!!
I wonder who is going to spend $1000+ for the 2 new f/2.8 LensesI think it is more reasonable @ $600-$800 for both lenses....after all glasses it need is virtually the same as making f/5.6 lenses in FF
35 f/1.8 is sweet!it seems it is quite light and small (45mm in length only) and it has OSS where the 24mm Zeiss does not have
Price is another factor; $450 is very reasonble
and most importantly, it is all in black; not silver!
I wonder why people would buy Nikon 1 with such a small sensor
NEX is just better
I think this lens is ok; m43 is about portabilityI would prefer getting 45-150 rather than the more bulky 45-200I think panasonic should discontinue 45-200 as it's not good especially in the 150-200 range
I think EOS-M is an entry level modelone should not compare it against OMD/NEX7
You should compare it against GF5 / NEX3F...
Same as 7-14 f/4, you can see the price in JPY is the same:http://panasonic.jp/dc/lens/lumix_g_vario_7-14.htmlhttp://panasonic.jp/dc/lens/lumix_g_x_vario_12-35.html