Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6
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I love the size of this lens
13 March 2016
Summary: I love the size of this lens. It is reasonably sharp. I don't like the fact that there is no manual focus but since the lens is so wide and infinity focus is short, I don't find that a hindrance in most situations. I use this on my Olympus and in situation, will focus using the touch screen.
Nice optics, but cheap construction leads to failure.
3 March 2016
Summary: It's a great lens, very sharp, good IS. However it keeps falling apart. The outer ring of the barrel separates from the inner mechanism so you end up with a lens that can't be operated or extended.
When you need to pocket your camera, this is your lens
Bobby Dunn, Amazon
22 February 2016
Summary: I don't know how they get all that in this tiny lens, but they do! Not the sharpest lens in my kit, but certainly the most packable. I think I will leave it on my EPM2 for biking and keep my 9-18 Oly on my OMD body.
The Pany is optically better but not by much and a bit wider
16 February 2016
Summary: I compared this lens to the Olympus 14-42 EZ. The Pany is optically better but not by much and a bit wider: 24 vs 28. It's also smaller and lighter not that that matters much with these 4/3 lens.
Summary: I've been shooting with lens for several months now. I also own the panny 42.5, 20mm, and the 35-100. Of all those lenses, this is my best for an all around walk around. It's stabilized, light and gives a great range. For the current price, it's a no brainer.
Summary: I bought this lens new as part of a camera kit. The lens lasted for about a 20 months and worked well before completely falling apart. It appears that the glue holding the lens together gave way. This is very unsatisfactory for a new product.
Shutter shock with my Panasonic G3 under certain conditions.
SamD, B&H Photo
18 December 2015
Excerpt: I love the size of this lens. It is unbelievably tiny. It performs well at 12mm under all conditions. I like the image stabilization.
However, at 32mm mounted on my G3, it has terrible shutter shock at typically usable shutter speeds.