12-35 feels heavy

Started Jul 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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12-35 feels heavy

Some time ago I asked for advice which would be more usefull to upgade my lenses from 9-18 and 14-45 to 12-35 or the body from GH1 to EM10.
I got a lot answers and after some thinking and rethinking I decided to buy the lens which I got now some days ago.

What I did not expect from the specs is that the 12-35 feels so much heavier.
GH1 + 14-45: 385 + 195 = 580 g
GH1 + 12-35: 385 + 305 = 690 g
It must have to do with the 12-35 beeing longer and so the center of gravity is shifted quite a bit in direction of the lens.

Not that I regeret that I bought the lens it will be much better for photgraphing people in less than ideal light and in the longer way I may upgrade the body anyway.

But while I have no problems to take the GH1 with 14-45 with me for a walk in a small bag, I do not think this is still very convenient with the 12-35 on it. Its also not that comfortable to hold anymore.

Okay I just had to wright down my partial disaapointment somewhere.

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