New Panny 12-60mm lens announced

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by srhphoto, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    This looks interesting.....

    Panasonic announces the new 12-60mm MFT lens! – 43 Rumors

    Would've been nice for it to have been a constant f4, but if it performs well throughout its zoom range I could live with the slower f3.5 to f5.6. Really pleased to see weather sealing on it :).

    Roll on the reviews!

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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What are you going to do with f4 that you can't do with f5.6? F4 isn't exactly a bokeh machine or great in low light.
  3. kreegah bundolo

    kreegah bundolo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 25, 2013
    Sweden, north of the dalälv
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    Weathersealing "When mounted on a compatible LUMIX G Mirrorless camera", so it wont be weathersealed on a M5?
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  5. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Could not agree more. However, a constant aperture throughout the zoom range means if I'm marginal on shutter speed I don't have to worry about it changing as I change my framing. Same for if I'm using my non TTL cactus wireless flash system at say a family birthday or other event. Absolutely not a deal breaker, but a constant f4 would make life easier.

  6. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Missed that thread completely, sorry.

    Mods - lock or merge this thread if that's more appropriate.
  7. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    It's in the "news and rumors" section, not in the "native lens" section... I've seen it only because of the link above.
  8. Palmguy

    Palmguy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 3, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    I'll be getting this lens. 24-120 is a great walkaround range, and water resistance will be nice. I'd rather have the little bit extra on the wide end than the longer reach of the 14-140.
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