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Panasonic 12-35mm review by Steve Huff

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by serhan, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Julien
    I find it interesting that he never mention the Pana 7-14.
     
  2. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

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    Jun 27, 2012
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    It's a kind of specialty lens, very expensive also, I was lucky to find a second hand one but I don't use it much, the focal length isn't as useful as the oly 9-18 but eh 2mm gain on the short end does make quite a difference in perspective.

     
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  3. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Julien
    I agree with you. I was just annoyed about the original title of this article, which has now apparently been changed. It was titled: "The best zoom available for m4/3 by far" or something like that (it is still visible in the url). With statements like that you need to compare the lens to what was until now the best zoom available, and unless I'm mistaken it's the Pana 7-14. Now he has changed the title, so my point is moot.
     
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  4. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

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    Coming back to the 12-35, I'm rather perplexed with this lens, everybody compares it to the 24-70 from canikon for size and weight issues but I must say that on the u4/3 it is equivalent to a 5.6 zoom lens on a FF body, so they are comparing apples and oranges. F2 would have better, could have been possible without IOS maybe. I wonder what Oly will come up with?

     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That's the tradeoff with m43 to begin with. F2.8 is f2.8 in terms of light gathering and low light shooting, but in terms of DOF, it like f5.6 on a full frame. Just as the Pany 25 f1.4 is like f2.8 on a full frame, etc. In terms of shallow DOF, this is not the same as a full frame 24-70 f2.8, but for shooting weddings or other low-ish light events where you need a zoom, it's the first m43 zoom to get you there.

    I think it's as reasonable a comparison as comparing ANY m43 lens to a FF "equivalent". They're all equal in some ways and not in others. That's a given.

    -Ray
     
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  6. flikmy

    flikmy New to SC

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    Feb 13, 2011
    I agree with Ray. And for those that want a little more DOF but are limited with the amount of light, m43 with this lens might be a better solution to bumping up iso.
     
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