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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • One UED Element and One UHR Element
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Splash, Dust, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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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.
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
  • 58mm Lens Cap for LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm f/2.8
  • Rear Lens Cap for Lumix G Lenses
  • Lens Hood
  • Storage Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Performance
    Focal Length 12 - 35mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 70 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 84° - 34°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Magnification 0.17x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.88
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.66 x 2.91" / 67.6 x 73.8 mm
    Weight 10.76 oz / 305 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the extra cost over the v1 Spent many weeks testing it. While it appears to be very similar to the v1, there are important differences, the most significant of which is DUAL IS 2, which is far superior to the standard OIS in v1 or even the DUAL IS 1 if you upgrade to firmware 1.3. If you are a video maker, it will be worth the extra cost for that stabilization during both stills and video shooting. This is why you would purchase this lens. (See Youtube for my GH5 IBIS tests). Most other aspects appear to be very similar to v1, v2 is a touch wider, v2 still shows significant lens flare (I wouldn't recommend it for sunset shooting, I think the Olympus 12-40 2.8 is better).
    Date published: 2017-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic lens! Everything you read about this lens - and its 35-100mm f2.8 companion - are true. Very sharp focus, excellent lens. This one was my first lens purchase for my new GH5 since it goes from wide 12mm to short zoom 35mm, right through the standard 25mm (50mm, 35mm equivalent). So once you buy this, then you will say I need that 35-100mm to complete the set since 3x zoom, for either of these lenses, really isn't much. You are trading off large zoom capability for lens quality and being f2.8 fast (low light). Then your next lens will be wow, even wider would be nice, the olympus 7-14mm F2.8 (which i've also bought). If you want a longer zoom, but higher f, consider the 14-140 10x. I've bought that too as a travel all-in-one lens.
    Date published: 2017-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend it to a friend! It is so amazing working with the gh5. While recording handheld, my friend sneezed and his hand moved as you obviously do, I have reviewed the clip and there was no movement recorded.. The stabilization for me is mind blowing with the gh5. I am so pleased with the acquisition!
    Date published: 2017-05-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens and image quality, but looks and feels cheap I only have one complain about this lens. It has nothing to do with image quality, sharpness or anything but simply build. For a $1,000 lens, it just feels cheap. It feels like a kit lens that comes on a Canon T3i. Honestly, it doesn't feel much different than a standard 18-55 Canon kit lens, and thats a bummer. For a lens of this price, it should feel better. It should look more professional, and feel more professional. It feels cheap and plastic which is not what I was hoping for. It's for my first Panasonic lens so maybe they all feel this way, but it's a bummer. I'm used to Sony Zeiss metal lenses, and Canon L lenses which are super well made and look sexy. This lens, not so much.
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I use this lens for video mostly. I love its low weight and hight optical quality. It has focus by wire, which many people seem to dislike. But I paired with a GH5 camera, and do most of my focusing through the touch screen, which imo, is a superb feature. In low light I do it manually, but the focus by wire hasn't been a nuisance so far.
    Date published: 2017-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great standard length zoom for M43 This is a great standard range zoom for M43. Reasonably fast and quite sharp. I've found it to be quite adept at getting high quality images for video and stills. And the stabilization works great in conjunction with the GH5's in-body stabilizer. The focus by wire design isn't perfect for every video scenario. But if you don't normally require mechanical focusing, this a great lens for most situations.
    Date published: 2017-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for general use with a GH5 Best feature is that as you zoom, it remains in focus and the f stop stays the same. Good all around range with an effective 24-70mm range. I think I made the right choice for use with my GH5.
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens The images from stills are really sharp. Decent bokeh. Lens feels well made and quality parts. Supports dual IS 2, which is highly recommended for handheld use.
    Date published: 2017-04-14
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