Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Big News for Today? - dpreview Gets Their Hands On The New Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 Fast Zoom!

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This is a lens that Micro 4/3 users, especially Panasonic shooters, have been waiting for. I won't recount dpreview's impressions on a lens I have not yet seen. I will just point out two things that are important to me:

  1. The lens is NOT equipped with powerzoom. GREAT! In my mind, powerzoom is primarily for videographers. I want the tactile response of a manual zoom. In fact, it's one of the very few tactile controls left in still photography.
  2. The size is very nice for such a wide zoom. While it doesn't have the shallow depth of field of it's equivalent field of view 24-70 lenses in full frame 35mm format, it is tiny compared to those beasts. dpreview indicates that it's best balanced on a camera with a grip, like the DMC-G3. Again, GREAT!
(Click Here) to read the rest of their impressions on the lens over at I hope it's ready for delivery soon.