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Panasonic Lumix G 12.5mm F12
7.7 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix G 12.5mm F12

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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic 3D lens only for certain Lumix cameras, not all MTF cameras

Hans Schaefer "VideoKojak", Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this interesting lens because on the Amazon webpage it said it will fit my Olympus E-P-1 MTF camera MECHANICALLY- yes it fits unfortunately, the camera tells me "this lens is not supported" This must be the only MTF lens that is not Panasonic / Olympus cross compatible It seems it only...
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Overall 8
8.0

3d for cheap

R. Meadows, Amazon
29 June 2013
  • Summary: got this for like 60 bucks, so I cant complain about the price. works best when you subject is close to lens. pics of the grand canyon might not be so impressive, but you standing in front of the canyon would give you a better feeling of depth.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buyer beware : Amazon is wrong on compatibility

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 April 2013
  • Summary: This is not a review of the quality of the lens it self I'm not bashing amazon, just wanted to bring up the point on fit of the lens on micro 4/3 camera and amazon's " will this fit my camera" guide. 1. To Amazon's credit, it will "fit" your micro 4/3 camera since the lens is a micro 4/3 mount 2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Big Drawbacks...Some Strengths

J. Vincent Legg, Amazon
24 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought this (at a much higher price) when it was new, in January of 2011. I was aware of all the limitations (needs lots of sun, no zooming, no video, lo-res, etc.) but really wanted to try out 3D. I didn't have any means to view the .mpo files I took, back then...thus the delay.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lousy effect, photo only, no video

ScOObydoo, Amazon
3 October 2012
  • Summary: I'm clearly an idiot, because I had assumed that at the very least, this lens would support video - sadly it doesn't... You get really bad 3D photos only. The 3D effect is so bad, but without 3D glasses, you can barely notice any difference with a regular photo.
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning - not as advertised!

Joseph Langston, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: Even though this is advertised as being for micro four thirds interchangeable lens systems, it really isn't. It only works with Panasonic cameras! This is according to their website. False advertising if you ask me, but caveat emptor I guess.
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Overall 10
10

A great introduction to 3D

PoorCod, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: Having read earlier reviews and the technical specification on this lens I was aware of it's shortcomings. Only working with the Panasonic GH-2, G2 or GF-2, it is not compatible with the G1, GH-1, GF-1 or Olympus micro 4/3rds lens.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre 3-D Effect--The 2 Stereo Lenses are Too Close

J. Weber, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: I used this lens with a Panasonic DMC-GH2 body (an awesome camera), an ASUS full 3-D laptop, and a free software 3-D image viewer by a company called 3D Media. The system all worked: the camera took MFO files, which showed in full 3D on the laptop using the MFO viewer and the laptop's Nvidia 3-D...
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Overall 8
8.0

Can be useful with some modifications

George A. Themelis, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: When I first got this lens, I used it in my Panasonic GF1 and was very disappointed. Very little depth and difficult to use with a camera that does not recognize the lens. Later I got a GF2 and made two modifications: - Moved the lens a bit forward (by only 0.3mm) which changed the focus to 0.35mm -...
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras

meh, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: I use this lens with GF2 camera. I'm not a pro and this is not a pro lens so i can't comment on image quality in every possibly situation. I shoot in day light, indoors and outdoors. Viewed images in friend's 3D tv. It may get more use if/when i get my own 3D tv.
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