Panasonic 12-35mm Mark I vs Mark II and stabilization on G85

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  1. gressart

    gressart Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2017
    I've seen some contradicting opinions about this lens and stabilization on G85.
    From what I've gathered, G85 supports 2nd generation dual stabilization, while Panny 12-35 Mark I is incompatible with it and will never be. So, dear owners of this nice combo, is the stabilization only from IBIS if we take G85 and 12-35 Mark I into consideration? For dual stabilization it would have to be paired with 12-35 Mark II?
     
  2. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    You're correct that the Mk. I lens will only be Dual IS compatible, while the Mk. II lens will be Dual IS 2 compatible.

    Dual IS is good for 4.5 stops, while Dual IS 2 is good for 5 stops. Only you can decide if the extra price is worth it for 0.5 stops, a matte black body, faster AF motors, and freeze-proofing.
     
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  3. gressart

    gressart Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2017
    Thanks! So, let me get this right - on G85 12-35 Mk. I will give me an ability to use both ibis and lens stabilization at the same time? Coming from Canon APSC unstabilized everything, it's a bit confusing for me ;)
     
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  4. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    You can use Lens + Body IS with either version of the 12-35. With the Mk.I 12-35, you'll get 4.5 stops, and with the Mk.II 12-35, you'll get 5.0 stops.
     
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  5. gressart

    gressart Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2017
    Cool, thanks. I noticed I wrote Mk. II originally, while I meant Mk. I, but you explained it in a way I understood everything.
     
  6. gwydionjhr

    gwydionjhr Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 7, 2017
    I have looked high and low for information on the difference on the speed of the autofocus between these two variants. Anyone know if the mk II is able to focus on moving objects faster?
     
  7. Zuri

    Zuri Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2016
    NJ, USA
    Zuri
    If you're shooting video Dual IS 2 makes it a worthwhile investment because the stabilization it quite better when moving with your camera.
    For stills I'd stay with Mark I it makes really small difference.
     
  8. gwydionjhr

    gwydionjhr Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 7, 2017
    I'm shooting stills, specifically fast moving dogs at high shutter speeds. This picture worked out (in a fashion) because the PL20 f1.7 was still focused on the space my Dalmatian ran into, not because I was trying to achieve this look.

    38077697465_0b9fd81bf6_k. P1090628 b by gwydionjhr, on Flickr
     
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  9. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    Won't focus faster on the same camera body.
     
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