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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA123528A • MFR #H-HSA12035
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
A versatile zoom covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, the Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where it provides a convenient 24-70mm equivalent focal length range. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range, and benefits working in difficult lighting conditions as well as enables greater control over depth of field. The sophisticated optical design employs a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index glass elements to control a variety of aberrations and distortions for sharp, clean image quality and a Nano Surface Coating has also been applied to reduce ghosting and flare. A POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake to suit handheld shooting, and this O.I.S. system is also compatible with Dual I.S. for enhanced stabilization performance. Additionally, the lens also features a durable all-metal housing that is dust, splash, and freezeproof to enable its use in harsh climates.
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Overview

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A versatile zoom covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, the Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where it provides a convenient 24-70mm equivalent focal length range. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range, and benefits working in difficult lighting conditions as well as enables greater control over depth of field. The sophisticated optical design employs a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index glass elements to control a variety of aberrations and distortions for sharp, clean image quality and a Nano Surface Coating has also been applied to reduce ghosting and flare. A POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake to suit handheld shooting, and this O.I.S. system is also compatible with Dual I.S. for enhanced stabilization performance. Additionally, the lens also features a durable all-metal housing that is dust, splash, and freezeproof to enable its use in harsh climates.

Standard zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens provides a 24-70mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture maintains consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
Four aspherical elements, one ultra extra-low dispersion element, and one ultra high refractive index element all contribute to minimizing chromatic and spherical aberrations and various aberrations in order to produce a high degree of clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
Nano Surface Coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality.
POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. function for increased stabilization performance.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170310797

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Specs

Focal Length12 to 35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 70mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View84° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design14 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.9" / 67.6 x 73.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.8" / 97.5 mm
Weight10.8 oz / 305 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.45 x 4.55 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Reviews

This is what I needed in my camera bag

By Zeljko
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I have several Panasonic lenses that I use with my trusty G7 taking photos of my teenagers playing volleyball and acting in a theatre. In most of the cases I was using G 42.5mm f/1.7 which I love but sometimes I needed wider angle but no space to move back. That's where 12-35 came to play. It is fast focusing and with nice wide aperture you can freeze action even in a dim light. Images are sharp and beautiful. Focus is fast and sharp. The construction is solid and not too heavy. I recommend it.

I love it!

By Francey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-01

Great little all around lens for low light! Perfect for weddings, commercials, promos and corporate events!

Broken after less than 2 years

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-13

The manual focus ring and also the autofocus stop working after 1y and 3 months (using it less than 1 time a month).. Panasonic offers 3 years warranty for this lens but Its not worldwide warranty as I expected.. Unfortunately my first experience with Panasonic lens is not being good.

Just what I needed..

By Darius
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-12

It's the perfect depth for me and my solo shooting work flow. I plan to buy a longer lens later but happy I purchased this one first!

Great for doc-style shoots, events where there’s light

By Abraham
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-15

I’d give this a 4.5 but I’m leaning more towards 4 than 5 lately. This lens is a great size, easy to use and covers that essential 24-70 FF focal length. Its awesome on the GH5 with the dual IS—and very solid if you’re looking for a little more stability on the GH5S. I’ve been using the 12mm f1.4 and Voigtlander 17.5 f.95 more in this focal range—they have more character in this focal range IMO, and are faster... but the versatility of the 12-35 ii can’t be denied and I’m reluctant to part with it. I shot a doc-style feature using this lens about 75% of the time, but it’s not a go-to for me like it was then—a couple years back. High floor, low ceiling type of lens but a good one to have for MFT. The 35-100 ii, on the other hand, is wildly underrated...

My favorite lens I can say ever as an almost perfect produc

By Gerald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-12

Sure it has been in production Series I for almiost ten years. Yet the price at B and H has actually decreased since my first sample. A complex lens that covers the most typical range of fixed lenses for the micro four thirds sensor. It is moderate size and weight and the construction is non pareil. Many elements work to make it zoom smoothly. it also has image Lens stabilization where that helps. Paired with the 35-100 one has a match made in heaven...well close. The F 2,8 suits my needs....a great balance of aperture and size and cost. I owned the Series One and used and used it until it failed in combat so to speak....out of warranty I opted for the Series I which by the way has a tigher fitting petal lens hood. I just love this optic, and use it so very often as first choice...yes I have some specialty mcro single FL lenses. But zooms are the way to go for this user. Also did I say you get a three year total warranty....nice to know...

Excellent Quality - Great Video/Photo

By Beth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

This lens works really well with my Lumix GH5 II! It focuses quickly, has built-in stabilization, and provides clear images/videos.

Great standard lens

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

This lens is small, well made and reasonably fast for a lens of its type. It is remarkably sharp, in fact after using it a bit I traded off my 25mm f/1.4 lens which was not quite as sharp. The perfect lens to keep on your MFT camera, regardless of size or brand.

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