Help re Panasonic 12-35mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by AndySmythe, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. AndySmythe

    AndySmythe New to Mu-43

    May 15, 2012
    Hi guys, wonder if anyone can help here.... I've bought a 12-35mm. Great lens, but the one I was sent is a purple one. I was led to believe the pre-production model was purple and the proper version is black. While I have no problem with the lens, will this affect a possible resale value and also why would the company have sent this version?! Thanks in advance, Andy
  2. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2012
    It has a slight purply tint in some angles. I read the same thing some online photo magazine preview. It sounded strange, but we took it as legit.

  3. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    Mine is also purple-ish. More of a graphite shown above.
  4. Tosh

    Tosh Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    Yup, some parts of mine have an eggplant-purplish hue.
    The only pure black is the zoom ring and the barrel section that extends when zooming.
    Being a two-toned lens doesn't seem to affect my pictures tho. :biggrin:
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    X4 - kinda graphite/eggplant-y
  6. AndySmythe

    AndySmythe New to Mu-43

    May 15, 2012
    Thanks... yep I've phone the shop and they say they're all exactly the same. Love the lens, I use it mainly for video but I'm also going to start taking more photos. It's very sharp