Last Updated (19 June’12):
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH is a new standard zoom lens for LUMIX G Series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. It offers a focal range of 24-70mm in 35mm terms, and has construction which consists of 14 lens elements in 9 groups, including four aspherical lenses, and seven blades which give the aperture a rounded shape. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 67.6mm x 73.8mm / 2.7in x 2.9in and weight 305g / 10.8oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap).
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH Reviews
Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH and writes;
“Optically the lens is a great performer. At all focal lengths, it’s best to stop it down by one f-stop for optimum results – at F2.8 the center and edge sharpness is less acceptable. Chromatic aberrations are only noticeable by their almost complete absence, while distortions are automatically corrected on both Olympus and Panasonic bodies.”
SLRGear reviews the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH and writes;
“The Panasonic 12-35mm ƒ/2.8 offers very sharp results, consistent across all focal lengths. The lens offers almost tack-sharp performance when used wide open at ƒ/2.8, with only a bit of softness in the extreme corners; stopping down to ƒ/4 provides solid edge-to-edge sharpness.. The 12-35mm ƒ/2.8 X offers very fast autofocus results, motivated by an in-lens electrical motor that’s very fast and very quiet. Filters attached to the front element of the lens won’t rotate, making life a little easier for polarizer users.”
Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH and writes;
“Performance-wise, this lens delivers sharp, contrasty images with low CA and distortion, which should be expected of a pro-spec zoom.”
Camerastuffreview reviews the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH and writes;
“If you wish to obtain the best possible bokeh, you should use a camera with a full frame sensor. But the Panasonic 12-35 mm delivers beautiful creamy bokeh. As we saw with several Sony lenses which tested good for resolution in combination with the Sony A77 (APS-C), the beautifully round bokeh can show rings.”
Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH User Reviews
Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH Sample Photos
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH User Manual (PDF)
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH Features
The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH has a professional grade constant aperture F2.8 in a compact sealed body design that makes it a perfect choice for professional studio photography. This lens also comes with a Nano Surface Coating technology which delivers a dramatic reduction of ghosts and flare by minimize reflections through the entire visual range (380nm-780nm), this ability make the lens produces superb clear picture quality.
In addition, this lens offers an outstanding compactness that designed in measures approximately 73.8mm in length and 10.76oz in weight for extreme mobility. There is a rubber ring on the lens mount which makes the lens resistant to moisture and dust making it ideal for outdoor photography enthusiasts. A highly reliable metal mount also makes the lens is durable to use in long time.
The lens construction consists of 14 lenses in 9 groups, and use an UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) glass to reduce chromatic aberration, including an UHR (Ultra High Refractive) lens which delivers high descriptive performance from edge to edge. Moreover, the lens is able to capture the details of scenery or portrait with rich perspective by provides high contrast and resolution from the center to corner at entire zoom range.
The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F/2.8 ASPH also offer advanced focusing by utilizes an inner focus system which delivers excellent resolution and contrast. While seven blades deliver the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas. This lens also equipped with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively reduce blur effect caused subject movement, making it easy to capture clear photos and videos even in low light situations.
+ Lens Construction : 14 elements in 9 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens)
+ Nano Surface Coating : yes
+ Mount : Micro Four Thirds mount
+ Optical Image Stabilizer : Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
+ Focal Length : f=12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-70mm)
+ Aperture Type : 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
+ Max. Aperture : F2.8 , Min. Aperture : F22
+ Closest Focusing Distance : 0.25m / 0.82ft
+ Maximum Magnification : Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
+ Diagonal Angle of View : 84°(Wide) to 34°(TELE)
+ Filter Size : 58mm / 2.3in
+ Max. Diameter : 67.6mm / 2.7in
+ Overall Length : Approx. 73.8mm / 2.9in (from the top of the lens hood to the base side of the lens mount)
+ Weight : Approx. 305g / 10.8oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
+ Standard Accessories : Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag