Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH
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Not Ready for Video
TYG5, B&H Photo
12 August 2013
Excerpt: This is a great lens IF your purpose is photography only. If you are a videographer/filmmaker, then look elsewhere. <br /><br />When I switched from the Canon 5d to M43 format, I'd hoped that this lens would replace the heavy beast that is my Canon 24-70mm f2.8. I quickly realized that it wouldn't work for several reasons.<br /><br />1. When zooming in and out, the aperture adjusts to the 4 focal lengths...i.e...this lens is NOT stepless.
Summary: Review of my unit...! Great lens for stills The problem is with its use for video The image stabilisation does not turn off when switched for tripod work. This may not show at the wide end...but zoomed optically &/or digitally it jitters & shakes! This won't be a problem for handheld shooters or even monopods. This wobble effect is not that noticeable on a small computer screen... stands out on a monitor.