Alan Ernst

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Mar 18, 2006

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  • Replied in Buyer beware!
    Alignment issues. First unit was tack sharp over 90% of the frame and the 10% along the right hand side was completely off. I returned it, tried two other units they had at the store and found them ...
  • My PL 12-60 2.8-4 is an excellent copy, which is why I had such high hopes for the PL 8-18 2.8-4. Again, I had to try four copies though before I found the one I now use and which is amazing. I ...
  • Not only that, but you can be sure that the gear they receive for testing before it hits the shelves, has been very closely checked by the manufacturer to meet the specs. Once production is ramped ...
  • Martin, The log in front is NOT part of the evaluation because I focused on the wall and not the foreground. It is sharper because a) the 7-14mm is sharper AND b) because there is a 1 stop ...
  • Focus is not the issue. I have done the comparisons more than once, with different bodies and the result is always the same... I focused on the lamp on the wall, using both manual and autofocus ...
  • If aljudy’s lens performs great, than I gather you have a good sample… Interested to do a trade by any chance???? You are right, I am comparing “wide open” here and that is f2.8 vs f4 (which ...
  • Replied in Uhhhhggg!
    The Panasonic 12-32mm retractable lens is a little marvel and performs way better than one might expect of such a miniscule lens.  Because most of the small bodies come as a kit with this lens, I ...
  • If  I pay big money for a product, don't you think I am entitled to get a product which works the way it is supposed to?   Would you pay $1000 to 2000 for something that doesn't perform as ...
  • I assume you did try it on different bodies to rule out the mount on the camera!? Sure hope you can find one that fits, because if you do, and it performs the way it was designed, it is an amazing ...
  • That was my exact experience with the 12-35 f2.8. Two had an alignment issue plus were soft in the corners. The shop demo was excellent, so I ended up getting that one instead. With the 12-60 ...
  • Good to hear you managed to get yours replaced, Ron. Looking at posts in this thread, it does appear to bear out the quality control / manufacturing / assembly inconsistencies with Panasonic, which ...
  • Thanks for sharing Chris, I agree the 8-18 is better in the corners. Did you do the comparison at f2.8 -f4 as well though? That's where I found the Oly to be noticeably sharper except for the ...
  • Created user review thread Too soft for a high end lens
    The first lens I purchased was very soft across the frame and entire zoom / aperture range. So (once again) I had to return it to the store (sales staff agreed that it was a bad performer). The ...
  • Created user review thread Compact and easy to use
    The GX850 is a great little camera and, with the 12-32mm lens, presents good value for what you get: an excellent feature set with decent image quality in a very compact package. Together with the ...
  • Created user review thread An amazing lens
    The most expensive glass I ever bought, but it is worth the price. Optically superior to my (original version) 100-300 zoom. Definitely more hefty though. My unit is very sharp throughout the zoom ...
  • It's all a matter of getting used to. I too liked the toggle function on the rear wheel, however that mechanism was not a sound design.  Both on my GX7 and GM5 it failed within a year or two, ...
  • Replied in Buyer beware!
    I doubt you can get a comparable lens (same zoom range, aperture and quality) for a third or half the price?! You can get cheaper lenses yes, but they won't be the same quality (e.g. the Lumix ...
  • Replied in Buyer beware!
    Good luck Paul, If you get a good copy, you'll love it.
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