Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 Lumix G X Vario Aspherical Power OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems

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Panasonic zoom lens LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) (35 mm camera equivalent: 24-70 mm) for the LUMIX G Micro System.

Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, the "X" lens features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghost and flare and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

he LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. lens offers a versatile zoom range of 12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent: 24-70mm) featuring F2.8brightness at entire zoom range. It is suitable for capturing a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscape to portrait taking advantage of beautiful defocus or fast shutter speed.

Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for not only small, fast movement but also large, slow one making it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors.

Comprising of 14 lenses in 9 groups, the UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens minimize chromatic aberration while the UHR (Ultra High Refractive) lens realizes high descriptive performance from corner to corner. It features high contrast and resolution from the center to the corner at entire zoom range, making it possible to capture the details of a scenery and a portrait with rich perspective. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses that helps achieving the downsizing of lens unit to boast outstanding compactness with approx. 73.8 mm in length and approx. 305 g in weight for high mobility.

It incorporates superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity. The inclusion of stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System, users can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF system.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Highly reliable metal mount endures long time use.



Designed to stand against splash/dust with a rubber ring on the lens mount, the sophisticated metallic-finished look of the LUMIXG X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. suits the profile of stylish camera body of LUMIX

The Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Video, Weddings and more.The Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (9),Durable (7),Fast / accurate auto-focus (7),Consistent output (4),Easily interchangeable (4),Easy to use (4),Nice bokeh (4),Strong construction (4),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Video (7),Landscape/scenery (6),Low light (6),Weddings (5),Night photography (4),Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4)

Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless Features

  • F2.8 brightness over the entire zoom range
  • Nano Surface Coating technology for dramatic reduction of ghost and flare
  • UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens minimize chromatic aberration while the UHR (Ultra High Refractive) lens realizes high descriptive performance from corner to corner.
  • POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that suppresses large, slow movement 2x more effectively
  • Outstandingly compact and light-weight among the lens with the same level of performance
  • Capable of using under harsh conditions with its splash / dust proof design
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Durable metal mount

Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless Specifications

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==12mm to 35mm (35mm camera equivalent 24mm to 70mm)
Aperture Type
7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture
F2.8
Minimum Aperture
F22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m / 0.82'
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.17x/0.34x (35mm film camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View
84 deg.(W)-34 deg.(T)
Filter Size
58mm
Max. Diameter
67mm / 2.7 in
Overall Length (inches)
Approx. 73.8mm / 2.9 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight
Approx. 305g / 10.8 oz

Panasonic 12-35mm Mirrorless Reviews

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4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A fine product at a premium price

Autofocus is speedy,would satisfy the most discerning user. As a reviewer put it, this lens was built to meet a specification not a price. It has a good range of focal length for daily use. It is a handsomely fitted lens which gives crisp images and is well suited for still and video. Zoom action is a little bit stiff and may need an accesssory lever to achieve zoom control. Not a gripe, just an observation. I would like to know how weather sealed this lens is,and Pana does not say except one...

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Autofocus is speedy,would satisfy the most discerning user. As a reviewer put it, this lens was built to meet a specification not a price. It has a good range of focal length for daily use. It is a handsomely fitted lens which gives crisp images and is well suited for still and video. Zoom action is a little bit stiff and may need an accesssory lever to achieve zoom control. Not a gripe, just an observation. I would like to know how weather sealed this lens is,and Pana does not say except one gasket.. I am a cheapskate at heart and yet I feel I got my money's worth. Hope the price drops a little, but so do all of us with limited hobby funds. Worth the cash if you need the F 2.8 constant. Or like the value of same.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Phoenix,Az  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a good sharp lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best travel lens for m43 systems

By

from Portland, OR

I bought this lens for my long Europe vacation. Took more than 5000 pictures using G6 body. Very versatile. It easily withstood wind, sand and occasional splashes. I am still working through the shots but already did not regret a single minute that I owned the lens. I am an amateur, but I noticed very little distortion. 12 mm comes very handy inside buildings, compared to 14 mm on most kit lenses. 35 mm/F2.8 actually produces nice bokeh. Downsides: (minor)I could not operate manual focus ring with hood parked on the lens. I had to either remove the hood or attach it in working position thus making the camera bulkier. And the larger one is that the lens does not have Lightroom profile.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great great lens

By

from San Francisco, Ca  -  Professional

Using in conjunction with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera. Very clear optics and well made and very lightweight. The image stabilization is crucial for handheld videography.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens!

By

from wisconsin  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I take a lot of landscape photos. This lens is perfect - great wide angle, and very sharp. It is also good on low-light situations.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent compact lens

By

from San Luis Obispo, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Almost as good as primes with a very flexible zoom range from wide open to portrait. I wish the zoom action was similar to the companion 35-100 zoom which does not elongate while the 12-35 does.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A bit pricey, but very useful on my GH3. I'd like to get the 35-100 2.8 sometime soon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp and fast

By

from Eau Claire, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

You get what you pay for. Very sharp, fast and light. My goto lense for travel.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fast, Sharp

By

from New Hampshire  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this lens to compliment my kit adding a fast, short zoom capability. Despite being expensive, the lens does not disappoint. The f2.8 aperture, and sharpness at that opening, nearly eliminate the need for a flash indoors; and what flash is used, can be much softer. With its 12mm wide angle capability and the 16:9 format option in the Panasonic cameras, this is also an awesome wide angle lens for landscape shots - wide and sharp to the edge with little barrel distortion. The auto focus is nearly instantaneous and seems very accurate.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good lightweight lens

By

from Israel  -  Semi-pro Photographer

love this lens

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Lens

By

from roseville, ca.  -  Pro Photographer

This is no doubt THE BEST micro 4/3 out there. I used this lens mostly for video, love the lowlight and wide angle on it. My only complain is the lens cap keep coming off by itself.

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David G  Would this lens do to shoot a broadcast documentary?
JANET R  Absolutely. The majority of my work is PBS documentary style productions and as you know, it's a lot of run and gun. You don't have a lot of time to follow the action and make sure you're in focus etc. This makes the works much easier so you can concentrate on the action, not the lens. You can go wide and tight and the footage is sharp and crisp with great contrast. I have a Panasonic GH2 so for me, this is a 24-70 and I love it. You will not have buying remorse with this one...
David G  Thank you for your answer. I have some C-mount lenses-which I will test against--a Tokina TV Lens at 1:1.8/12.5-75mm;(I don't think that will do the job today)and a Zeiss C-Mount 25mm. I'll put this 12-35mm on a Blackmagic Design MFT pocket documentary camera. I've got to meet broadcast standards with the visuals. Most of the work will be, MOS, one person interviews with music demonstrations, and shots of objects, art, photos drawings, etc. I lot will also be computer generated. That little package will be worked hard. So, with the added info, can this be the right lens? David
Mike K  I would like to find out how smooth the zooming action is on this lens. I have handled three lenses from Panasonic the 14-45mm kit lens, the 100-300mm and the 25mm/f1.4. Both zoom lenses do not zoom smoothly when turned slowly. Like plastic on plastic catching or lube missing. While the 25mm/f1.4 is no zoom, the focus ring turns like butter and has a superb feel to it. I would hope with the more expensive 12-35/f2.8 lens, they would have engineered it to zoom in a less jerking way, have they?
JAY G  I like it! I have three Panasonic lenses: 12- 35, 35 - 100, and 100 - 300. They all meet my needs.
Shopper  Does this lens mount on a Panasonic GX1?
GERALD S  Yes it will mount on any G series interchangeable lens camera. That should include the GX1. It is a fine lens to add to any G series micro four thirds camera.
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