Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G 12.5mm F12
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Easy macro 3D
William Moll, Amazon
28 August 2013
Summary: This allows you to reproduce the capability of a Realist Macro camera cheaply and easily. It has fixed focus so is best used with a classical focus bar - put the camera at that distance and shoot! The factory focus is set at about 25" which is too far for the 10 mm interocular. It is easy to remove 3 screws and add spacing washers to focus closer. My 3 lenses are set to 10", 7" and 4". I taped over the lens contacts so that I get more functions available.
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. The lens is small, as small as the 20mm f1.7 and has a focal length of 12.5mm and a fixed f stop of f12 and fixed focus of 1.5ft to infinity. So you instantly think that this will be a 24mm 35mm equivalent lens; wrong!
Summary: Fast delivery, and great value compared to Panasonic's own website price. If you enjoy photographing plants, and flowers, or just experimenting, then this is good fun. The only downside to this is that the manual is in Japanese and Panasonic are yet to provide a manual in English online for us to download.
Great fun and you do NOT need a Panasonic TV to use it
G. P. Bartley "Xiedphdf", Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: Now that this is tipping in at around £100, I thought I would give it a go. It is quite a lot of fun as it changes your thinking of what a "good" photograph is. Took it to Amsterdam at the weekend, which is normally a photography wonderland, but the thing about this lens is you have to look for what makes a good 3D shot, not a good 2D shot.
Summary: This is a great little lens, especially at this price. What some people might not realise us that you don't necessarily need a 3D television to view the results. They can be viewed in 3D on a computer screen if you have the correct red/cyan glasses, available cheaply on the internet and download a free program.
Summary: Für die 110 Euro, die ich bei Amazon bezahlt habe, ein absoluter Knaller. Die ursprünglichen 275 Euro, die Panasonic als Verkaufspreis angibt, hätte ich nicht bezahlt oder mich sehr geärgert. Die größten Minuspunkte sind (das wußte ich aber vorher): - kein Zoom (feste Brennweite von 65mm umgerechnet auf KB) - kein Video. Das war es. Die Rezensenten, die sich über das lichtschwache Objektiv ärgern, kann ich nicht verstehen.