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

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP dotborg Veteran Member • Posts: 8,508
Re: 12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

Thanks Robiro. I've been waiting for this lens but I think that I might kick in a little more and get the Fujifilm X-E1 with the kit lens instead.

Robiro wrote:

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.

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