My Pana 12-35 arrived today; video unboxing and images.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by phdezra, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker

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    Dec 6, 2011
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    Alrightee - my new Panasonic 12-35 arrived today (along with a jet-lagged friend from Japan). I have not had time to take the lens to shoot some people, but I did a quick unboxing (not professional level DigitalRev or SteveHuff unboxing, but you get the idea.) Actual photos taken with the lens forthcoming!

    Here is the info and comparison in unboxing:

    Panasonic 12-35/2.8 unboxing - YouTube
     
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  2. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    You sir are one lucky bastard
     
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  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Congrats! Looks impressively compact next to the 100-300. May even be smaller than the Olympus 12-50...

    I daresay a lot of people (me included) are eagerly awaiting your photos and impressions!

    Have fun,

    DH
     
  4. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker

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    I had borrowed a 12-50 briefly a couple weeks ago. It is seems smaller in length than the 12-50, but is a bit 'thicker' in diameter (obviously, given the constant 2.8).

    And compared to a Canon 24-70/2.8 (same focal length and ~aperture as this one) Ive used in the past (3x the weight), this is a featherweight.
     
  5. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker

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    The 100-300 is 8 ounces heavier, but the weight is loooooong throughout the whole lens. With the 12-35, you 'feel' the weight in a more compact manner.
     
  6. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    Video must have been taken with a m4/3 camera--ugh, the AF pulsing made me seasick :biggrin: Totally jealous, congrats! You forgot to mount it on a camera though.

    Might be shorter but probably not once extended in use. Definitely not skinnier though--that 12-35 is a fatty.
     
  7. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe

    ....couldn't have said it better myself !

    Congrats mate....hope you enjoy your new lens.
     
  8. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    I can't wait to see the real-world user images for this lens, looking forward to it!
     
  9. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    Pictures! Impressions! Hurry!!!

    Seriously, congrats.

    It's...shinier...than I thought it would be. Interesting finish. Undecided how I feel about that. Don't really care either way I guess, but, interesting.
     
  10. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2012
    Congrats! Looks good! Mine is just shipping from Japan today.
     
  11. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker

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    Dec 6, 2011
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    Yes - it is shinier on the barrel than expected. Here's a quick, quick shot I took when I got home, indoors - taken with my E-M5... and here is my daughter's reaction when I told her the price. SOOC, JPEG. (scroll to bottom of this post for link to the mega-sized image for high-res detail - also untouched):

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    Hi-Res Link: All sizes | P6250121 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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  12. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Looks terrific (I agree with her expression re: the price).

    What focal length did you use?
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Impressive sharpness for f/2.8!
     
  14. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Quick test shot or not, that's looking very promising for the kind of sharpness I was hoping to see out of this lens :2thumbs:
     
  15. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2012
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    Sharp as a knife.
     
  16. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    EXIF says 1/60s . f/2.8 . ISO 200 . 30mm
     
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  17. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
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    Lynne Ezzell
    Lucky duck!
     
  18. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    She's a smart kid! Thanks for posting - full size looks pretty nice.

    DH
     
  19. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Man... that image is crisp, crisp, crisp! :2thumbs: Thanks for the posts.
     
  20. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    I. Am. Dying. For. This. Lens.