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Showcase Panasonic 12-35mm X f/2.8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by MrKal_El, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    I know they are shipping, seen a few unboxing's and can't wait to see some images!
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  2. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
    First shot!

    Here's a quick, quick first shot I took when I got home with my new 12-35/2.8 lens. 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)... and yes, those are the dark green color of her eyes. The lens delivers! The detailing and tacky-sharpness on this indoors shot is impressive enough for my needs...


    Hi-Res Link: All sizes | P6250121 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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  3. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Looks great, sharp and contrasty! And you have a beautiful kid! :smile:

    I know I'm getting anal here but I won't let you persuade me that easily to part with 1000€ :tongue: So, could we have a few available light (no flash) photos when you have the time please? If anything else, with flash it's sometimes difficult to discern vigneting from light fall-off due to flash exposure.

    May you enjoy your new lens!!
  4. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
    More images from my 12-35/2.8 on E-M5. Nearly all shots in A mode or P mode. SOOC, JPG. (I posted some in another thread, but realized they belong here)

    A view from my commuting train station as I was standing on the platform. The bridge is for trains and crosses over the Hudson River intersection.


    In Grand Central at F/11 for a 2.5" second exposure handheld as I propped myself up against a wall behind me. The scene is the super-busy Dishes counter for breakfast foods. Blurred parts of images are 'ghosts' of people walking quickly throughout the station... Check out the whirring of the chef behind the counter. And, oh, btw, the indoor lighting in GCT is *nasty*. It is a combo of incandescent and fluorescent - if anyone has a suggested for WB this, let me know!


    I am going to call this one the poor man's Multi-Target, DaveBox, ResChart all rolled into one. :rofl: You know, the kind that the other tests sites put up for intense scrutiny. Of course, this was not done in a studio, and it was shot through grimy glass window in a shoppe front to make matters worse, but so be it. It's the display window for Pylones in GCT. Again, take it for what it's worth. Indoor shot, no flash, no polarizer to cut down glare (not even a UV/haze filter).. no excuses...


    Outdoor cafe in Bryant Park - not open for breakfast...

    Tai Chi in harsh sun, F/6.3

    More Tai Chi - but in A mode at F/2.8 from same angle; shutter speed 1/2500(!). The guy in focus is the Instructor.

    Ping Pong before the opening bell. (If you can;t spot the ball (it is indeed there), go to Hi Res shot (at Flickr).

    Random. After I took this image, I complimented her on her red shoes offsetting her black suit. Seemed to put her in a better mood than she was in when I took the photo.


    Random. She kept looking over her shoulder--alternating with texting--looking for a friend. Shot wide open at 2.8; yes, check out blown highlights to upper right of screen. However, given I had a nanosecond to take this shot, and absent bracketing or adjusting EV and losing the shot, I think it did well.


    More texting. Hmmmm :horse:

    Random. Graduation ceremony line-up for some school at coerner of 42nd street

    Only linking the 1600 size; for larger sizes and Original mega-size Hi_Res, please see link below; all with EXIF info at Flickr. (I'm not promoting my Flickr account, but in case you want EXIF--it is there. And in case you do not, I'm pasting the linked images here. :thumbup:

    Pana 12-35/2.8; Tues AM - a set on Flickr
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  5. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    That is a winner combo there!!!
  6. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Thanks for these, the 'Grand Central' one is a cracker - that lens looks super-sharp and contrasty. Panasonic always seem to come up with the goods lens-wise, I have to give them that....
  7. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    What focal lengths are those shots?
  8. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Very Impressive. You have a steadier hand (even propped) than I.
  9. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
  10. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
    Tripods are not allowed inside Grand Central Terminal. I think we are allowed to use Monopods, but the police have been known give you funny/suspicious looks if you use that. Plus, I was coming from the train and I dont regularly carry a monopod with my newspaper and briefcase. Though I imagine it might be more useful than a newspaper at times... :rofl:
  11. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
    Another from my commute this morning, just to show that my daily trip to work is not all glamorous. This shot is from the underside of an overpass that the train rolls through every morning...

    Unfortunately, I had to shoot this THROUGH the glass of my moving train, but did the best I could under the circumstances. I must admit, the E-M5 + Pana 12-35 makes it easy to get quite a few 'keeper' shots even in less than ideal conditions. :thumbup:

    Shutter 1/60, ISO 500, F/2.8 on E-M5. SOOC, JPEG on "Natural" mode.

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  12. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Photos look great! I'll be heading down to NYC for a week at the end of July, lets see if I can get some nice photos like yours.
  13. dennisb

    dennisb Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2012
    Some 12-35 shots


    Here's a couple of the first images I've been able to take with the 12-35.

    More will follow :) 


    Attached Files:

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  14. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    There sure is some pronounced CA in the sides of the frame, especially on the right side in the one with the stacked chairs ("Outdoor Cafe in Bryant Park"). Look up in the RH corner at the tree. Nasty!
  15. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Those photos were taken with the E-M5 which does not correct for CA in camera. However, I believe the Panasonic bodies will correct for CA in camera when used with a Lumix lens (like this).
  16. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    Thanks. I have a Panasonic GX1 so I guess it would be corrected there. That said, I went to flickr and downloaded the original image and tried to remove the extreme CA in Photoshop CS6 and it made it a little better, but it was still bad.

    I wonder if camera raw would do a better job of removing it from a raw file.
  17. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
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  18. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    Here's a video shot with the lens

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  19. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    Shooting macros today - 12-35 wanted to play

    35mm - cropped
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  20. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    I think the flower was too 'loud' for the monkey...

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8    19mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    12-35mm on OM-D (19mm)
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