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Showcase Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by mauro, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. mauro

    mauro Mu-43 Regular

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    mauro Mu-43 Regular

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  3. yorik

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    Dec 23, 2013
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    I just got the lens together with the GX-8. We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday.

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  4. yorik

    yorik Mu-43 Veteran

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    A couple more...

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  5. yorik

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    After a week or so of use, I have to agree that 12-60 is not great on the tele end, but it is adequate. On the other hand, it is a very nice, weather-proof, wide angle (12-20) zoom, with the option of going longer if I want. And I paid $0 for it (bundled with the GX8). :2thumbs:
     
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  6. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    NYC
    Lenstip's Polish website posted their review, which shows weaker results at the tele end:
    Test Panasonic Lumix G 12-60 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. - Podsumowanie - Test obiektywu - Optyczne.pl

     
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    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    30762547361_465ef139ea_b. P1000307_DMC-GX85_1_60_5.6_400_50.0 mm_LUMIX G VARIO 12-60_F3.5-5.6 by Kian j, on Flickr
    I took this shot with the GX85+12-60 combo, Nissin i40 external flash triggered with the onboard flash (no TTL as Panasonic canceled that ability with the internal flash), this one's at 50mm f/5.6 ISO400 1/60s, the lens is still sharp at this setting unlike some review suggested being soft towards its end, and ACR does a perfect job automatically handling moire, if any, comes with the AA filter-less sensor in the camera, there's no moire or artifacts in the fabric in sharp focus.

    30813998046_75864463c2_b. P1000267_DMC-GX85_1_640_5.3_6400_36.0 mm_LUMIX G VARIO 12-60_F3.5-5.6 by Kian j, on Flickr
    something to say about the 12-60 lens, it's so fast in operation, I couldn't have captured this if the 12-32 lens were used. there's absolutely no lag during CAF burst, no lag stopping down apertures, no hesitation in AF in good light, which is so amazing for a kit lens.

    30762763901_1a394f5cb2_b. P1000269_DMC-GX85_1_125_5.6_320_60.0 mm_LUMIX G VARIO 12-60_F3.5-5.6 by Kian j, on Flickr
    a test of bokeh of the 12-60 lens at its max zoom and aperture. it is what it is, no surprise here.
     
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  8. yorik

    yorik Mu-43 Veteran

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    Taking full advantage of the weather resistance of this lens with the GX8. Last game of the season...

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    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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