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

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Abrak Veteran Member • Posts: 4,132
Re: 12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

bgalb wrote:

Have had mine for over a month and it is my favorite lens. For my purposes, it can replace 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 30mm primes, if I were ever so inclined to purchase them (which I am not). I keep my Panasonic 25 f1.4 for low light and other special purposes. I absolutely hate to change lenses in the middle of a shoot unless absolutely necessary.

Yes, that is my strategy too. I have the 25/1.4 for low light or narrow DOF (it is also my favorite FOV in the range.) I simply do not use 12 or 17 enough to warrant having primes. For 'wide angle shots' I have the 7-14.

But for general usage 12-35 2.8 covers a lot of my needs in a lot of light.

For me it was far easier to justify buying the 12-35 than the 12/f2.

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