12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robiro Veteran Member • Posts: 6,775
Re: 12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

I don't have it but my conclusion is.... (based on what I am seeing and reading)

It could never bear a Leica sign.

If it did, if would be a 2.8-3.7 lens.

Leica quality standards would never permit the output this lens produces at certain settings. Given how much money it costs.

My Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 is much wider in diameter (72mm front thread) and bigger (lots of extra glass) but at 35mm only allows f3.3.

There are compromises with 12-35 and also 35-100 lens. They are of smallest possible dimensions and there is no cushion, no optical performance reserve.

That is my humble opinion. Great lens with certain compromises.

 Robiro's gear list:Robiro's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH
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