Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8
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27 September 2014
Excerpt: The optical qualities of the H-HS35100 lens are great. Overall focus speed is quite good, and I would see this being a very good lens for many still photographers. However, the OIS is absolutely horrible for video! It creates micro jitters that ruin video shots. My inexpensive Panasonic 14-140mm kit lens, and 12-35mm lens both have very capable OIS that I rely on frequently. I was shocked to see how poorly the 35-100mm lens' OIS performed.
Suffers from known Micro Jitter issue that Panasonic refuses to recognize.
Tom S. "Tom S.", Amazon
18 September 2014
Summary: Unfortunately this very expensive lens is marred with a bad flaw when used for video, that Panasonic can likely fix very easily, but they are not acknowledging the issue. The problem is what is referred to as micro-jitter. When hand-holding, you will want to use the built in Optical Stabilizer. For photos it works well, but for video, you will notice the picture jumps around a little bit (jitters).
did I get a bad lens? O.I.S. micro jitters limit this lens to tripod-only use when shooting video
David J. Patterson "davidp158", Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: I just bought a Panasonic 35-100mm lens, and handheld video shooting produces excessive micro-jitters when the O.I.S. is enabled. Handheld, my Panasonic 12-35mm and 14-140mm lenses are very stable in O.I.S. mode. This issue aside, the 35-100mm lens has excellent image quality, and the exposure is constant through it's zoom range (unlike the 12-35mm lens). Mounted on a tripod without the need for O.I.S. this lens performs very well. However, the spastic O.I.S.
Summary: Having worked with quite a bit of good equipment, I was interested in micro Four-Thirds as Olympus' Four-Thirds business seemed to be winding down. I bought a Panasonic GH3 with the 35-100mm f/2.8 and the 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 lenses. This compared to my Olympus E-5, 35-100mm f/2.0, and 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5. I expected less but I was a bit shocked. As I photograph sports, I need equipment that is weather-sealed, such as the 35-100mm f/2.8 and the GH3 body.
Excerpt: Bought this lens to go with the 12-35, which is a very good lens. This was sharp at the center, but never got sharp across the frame at any aperture. Maybe I got a bad sample, but at this price I should not have to do the QC. Returned.
Word of warning - extremely slow delivery!!! The lens itself is wonderful
3 July 2013
Summary: I've tried this lens in a store and borrowed from a friend - considering the size difference with its APS-C analog 70-200mm f 2.8 this is an absolutely amazing lens that does not extends. The only negative besides the price that according some reviews it is prone to flare more than one would expect in this price range. The rating reflects my customer experience, not the lens.