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

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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
More than just the lens, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle zoom with a 58mm UV filter.
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Overview

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More than just the lens, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle zoom with a 58mm UV filter.

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

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
Chiaro 58mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 58mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission
Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Polished Optical Glass
Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.
Multi-Coating
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top Knurling
Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593855

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens 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 Weight1.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Chiaro 58mm 95-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size58 mm Filter Thread
RotatingNo
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet58 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3 x 3 x 0.8"

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

Excellent versatile lens

By Emily
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

Works great on my BMPCC 4K or GH5s. I use this a lot with my gimbal. AF is great and with crop factor, still gives a nice wide angle zoom focal length range.

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.

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.

I love it!

By Lev
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.

Great lens for size and image

By Humphrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

Awesome lens. It is great for travel. Has an awesome focal length range and weighs almost nothing. The only way I think this lens can be further improved is to add a stepless aperture ring for videomakers.

Beautiful and general purpose lens

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-26

This is my favorite go-to lens for my GH4/5 cameras. I love the 2.8 brightness and the versatility for zooming in and out.

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