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

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by gressart, Mar 20, 2017.

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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 Hall of Famer

    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 Hall of Famer

    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.