Excerpt: I bought this lens for a recent trip to farms in eastern WA. What a delightful surprise! It not only worked for the broad expanse of fields of waving wheat, but for close ups of barns and derelict cars. It may become my new "walk around" lens.
Excerpt: I was aprhensive about this purchase because it's really expensive and I have really bad luck. But I wouldn't trade it for any other Panasonic lens. This is my main lens now for 90% of my work.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO review by LowTEC
7 June 2014
Summary: I must say this lens does meet my expectations. Relatively light weight, small size, and fantastic image quality out of this lens. Samples of my favourite shots out of this lens: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lowtec/14304921646/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lowtec/8559458789/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lowtec/9045744370/ Smooth operation and superb build quality and although the body will dinged and scratched easily with mild use, I much prefer a quality plastic...
Pros: Versatile, fast focus, decent sharpness in full zoom range
Cons: body scratched and dinged easily, corner sharpness could be better at wide end wide open, flare
Excerpt: It is lightweight and small. It build well. The zoom ring is smooth. It is possible to do smooth zoom in and out during video. The focus ring is drived by wire, so it is very hard to do rack focus in video. That is a drawback of m4/3 lens. Focus is fast. It focus pretty close for a standard zoom lens. I was thinking purchase a macro lens. But I find I can get most of close up shot I want with this 12-35 lens. OIS is better than my 35-100 f2.8. Lens is sharp wide open.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight