Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS

Announced May 21, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-HS12035
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I have had this lens for a few months and use it almost exclusively for video use on an AF100 and GH2 and Its been a great lens.  Sharpness is top notch, the Power OIS and wide angle means handheld tracking shots without the steadycam and the bright aperture means I can dial back the lights on the subject and still get the proper exposure. Video pros: Very fast AF VERY good OIS out resolves 1080p handily compact and light Plenty wide Video Cons: Apature is shifty across the zoom range, its ...

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SergeyMS
 
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I like high quality of finishing, and very sharp and light pictures style. Really good lenses. I tried them on GX-7 and EM-5. If you have four thirds camera, these lenses is the best choice.

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Definitely the best zoom lens to-date from Lumix but I would not call it “professional grade”. Lumix’s new flagship lens is excellent at many settings, yet has some weaknesses. Panasonic have again opted to give priority to small size, rather than optimising optical quality and they seem to have problems with producing consistently good optics! The advantages of this lens are clearly a wider aperture (1-2 stops do make a big difference in low light or when looking for shallow depth of ...

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I barely took this lens off my GX1 since I got it because it is fast, with a very useful wider angle and overall excellent optical quality. As such, it is far better than most Lumix lenses to-date. See my earlier review. Problems: If you are thinking of buying this lens because of the purported dust/splash proofing, don't waste your money. Whatever sealing there is is not working and I ended up with dust inside the lens within less than three months of regular use (regular being mostly ...

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Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice lens, but it's way overpriced.  I bought it to be a good "walk around" lens which I could would work in a variety of situations, and as a rule, keep it on my camera, after trading in my my stable of 4/3 lenses and had a few thousand to reinvest in m4/3 gear--otherwise I probably wouldn't have spent about $1300 on a lens which was just "very good." Its optics are very good, aside from some fringing towards the corners at f/2.8--it doesn't quite match the ...

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Anthony Curcione
 
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I sold my other lenses after getting and using this lens. It works great on my OMD and I love that its weather resistant. I've actually used it while it was snowing and when it was raining. No issues. It has good contrast and sharpness throughout the frame. Focuses fast as well. Not much to complain about if you ask me.

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To start, I just wanted to point out I am a casual enthusiast using the e-m5. Before this lens I have only used prime lens only, 20mm f1.7, 25mm f1.4, 45 f1.8 and 75mm f1.8. I have found the above lens to be excellent and produce similar results to my friend who uses a Nikon D800 setup. We often go casual street shooting where I would have a go at him telling him that my pictures don't look any less than his Nikon setup that cost like more than twice as much and twice as big in size. The ...

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