12-35 Panny anyone is Brisbane or Sunshine Coast with one ...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by RamblinR, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Hi,

    Was wanting to catch up with someone in Brisbane (preferably the north side) or the Sunshine Coast area that has the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

    Was wanting to see how the lens performs. I'm in Caloundra.

    Thanks
     
  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
  3. Empireme

    Empireme Mu-43 Regular

    150
    Aug 25, 2011
    LA, CA
  4. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    I've never noticed it to do so...
     
  5. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    I'm wanting to see how it performs shot similar to the following.

    12-35mm Panny - a set on Flickr

    These were shot at 16mm, f2.8, 1/250, ISO 200
    Panasonic IS OFF, no flash, on an EM5 body
    Shot in RAW, converted to JPG in LR (no sharpening)
    Small focus box on the persons face.
    Have shown the full image, a 100% crop and then a screen print of them side by side in LR4.
    Sharp in the middle but off to the right a bit and it's soft.
    Same type of image shot a number of times with the same result.
    Images were like this at f2.8 from 12mm to say 23mm.

    I have returned the lens for a refund but I want a copy of this lens as I have now sold all my canon gear and need this lens to replace the 17-55 f2.8. Just want to know if this is what I am to expect from this lens but after reading all the great reviews I'm thinking I just had a bad copy.

    What is your copy like?
     
  6. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    I am up at Coolum and have the 12-35 mm. The lens seems to give results consistent with the samples I have seen posted around the Web.
     
  7. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Would love to catch up with you on the weekend if you are free to do some test shots with your lens. Will PM you. Thanks