Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G 12.5mm F12
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Robert M Baker, Amazon
20 April 2014
Summary: If you are interested in this lens to do 3d video like I was, know that its only for 3d pictures. When the description of the lens states "recording" they mean recording photos. Totally misleading. Also for those who have gone as far as to figure out a way to record 3d video by taping the contacts, it does work, but its not meant for that so there ends up being a blurry border in the middle between the 2 images. The image quality is poor at best.
Just check it see if this is compatible with your camera
David C. Wells, Amazon
1 June 2013
Summary: Got this for my wife's Olympus camera as I was told by a camera store that it would work Found out from the tech department at Olympus that 3d is only done in a software on your computer not the lens You will Get a error code on a Olympus camera
Summary: I was excited to get this lens but disappointed to find it simply didn't work on my DMC-GH1 camera. No matter what I did, I would get the dreaded "Please check that your lens is attached correctly" message. After talking to Panasonic technical support, upgrading my firmware and setting the camera to shoot with the lens off, nothing would fix the problem and the Panasonic tech instructed me to send it in for repair.
Summary: This lens' maximum aperture of f/12 makes 3D pictures impossible to take in all of the brightest of summer afternoons. Otherwise, the pictures may come out blurry or dark and grainy due to the slow aperture. Personally, I prefer dark and grainy over blur, but my Panasonic GH2, which I have this lens mounted on, often turns out blurry pictures. Blurry pictures are completely unusable. At least I can clean up grainy pictures to an extent with Lightroom.
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. I just didn't think of Lumix as a brand I'd have to protect myself from.
Summary: This lens ONLY plays back 3D shots when output to a Panasonic 3D TV, and not all Brands of 3D TV, eg Samsung. This is NOT made clear on box, nor on the operating instructions nor by the assistants in a approved Panasonic dealership. A mis-sold product. Do not buy this unless you are very sure you have a compatible TV.
Summary: Völlig überteuertes Fixfokusobjektiv mit extrem schwacher Lichtleistung für mäßige 3D-Bilder. Für Landachaften nicht geeignet. Wegen der schlechten Lichtleistung für Schnappschüsse in Innenräumen nicht geeignet. Bleiben nur gut ausgeleuchtete Stillleben. Ein nahezu überflüssiges Objektiv. Leider ein völliger Fehlkauf.
Summary: dieser Aspekt wurde leider nirgends -auch anderswo- unübersehbar und gleich offensichtlich erwähnt. Merkte es erst als ich es hier hatte. (passt zwar mechanisch aber elektrisch nicht ... macht keine Bilder ... bleibt schwarz bzw.im Display gibts eine Objektiv-Fehlermeldung) Einige Wochen später waren tatsächlich Kompatibilitäts-Hinweise in verschiedenen Internetseiten.