Showcase Panasonic 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens Image Thread

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Hey everyone! I didn't see a thread for this lens up yet, It seems really interesting and the perfect companion to go in a day bag or travel kit It's also really reasonably priced. I haven't seen to many reviews and images from this new tiny telephoto so if you got em post em!
 

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Just received my silver sample today from sunny Oz (Australia) via eBay, for a very good price. I had the Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 but sold it because it was too big for regular use. I find this more compact version a lot more suitable for regular use. I tried it on both the GM-1 and GX-7 today, and find that it is much better balanced on the GX-7 (not to mention that it is easier to use with the GX-7's EVF rather than the GM-1 LCD, though it was not that bad, handling-wise, on the GM-1). A few photos below with he GX-7.

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Thanks. I am curious to see if this might be a good travel lens to have in reserve when a little more reach is needed. I will be interested to see pictures on how this compares to other lenses in terms of both size and optical quality. I am particularly interested in seeing how it compares with the less expensive and larger O40-150mm, f/4.0-5.6.
 

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David - there are a few reviews out there; three links below, including one YouTube video:

http://www.camerastuffreview.com/panasonic-lens-review/review-panasonic-35-100-4

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-g-vario-35-100mm-f-4-0-5-6-asph-mega-o-i-s--review-26467

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1itRjvF4SdM&index=2&list=PL754C3AAF38017475

I don't own the Olympus m43 40-150 f4.0 R, though I did have the older four-thirds version, as well as the 14-42 Mk II R. I also have the Olympus 75-300 Mk II R. I would say (subjectively) the build of those three lenses is better than that of the Panasonic, which is very light and feels plasticky. That said, the 35-100 is by far more compact than the Olympus 14-42 Mk II. Also, i would say the image quality of the 35-100 is on par with the 14-42 mk II R and the Panasonic 12-32, both of which are pretty sharp, with good contrast. This is based on how the images appear on my screen; I do not pixel peep or spend time looking at lens charts. FYI, the second link above to ephotozine's review does show lens performance charts if you are interested; they may have a comparison to the 40-150 on their database.

A few photos below to show size relationship of the 35-100 F4.0 to a few other lenses.

Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 on the E-M5 vs/ the 35-100 F4.0 on the GX-7 (1st photo with the 35-100 retracted, then 2nd one extended)
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Side-by-side lens comparisons, from L-R: Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8, Panasonic 35-100 F4.0, Olympus 45mm F1.8, Olympus 75-300mm Mk. II, Olympus 75mm F1.8 (again its photo with 35-100 retracted, then extended)

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My Panasonic silver lens/body kit. Nice, compact and very capable.

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Hope this helps.
 

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GX7, 35-100/4.0-5.6
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You have both 35-100 lenses now? Apart from the faster aperature do you notice much difference? I was about to post that you hit the wrong 35-100 forum, because these looked so crisp like your usual postings to the 35-100 F2.8 thread, but then I saw you listed the 4.0-56. Looks fantastic.



GX7, 35-100/4.0-5.6
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BIOMED,
You have both 35-100 lenses now? Apart from the faster aperature do you notice much difference? I was about to post that you hit the wrong 35-100 forum, because these looked so crisp like your usual postings to the 35-100 F2.8 thread, but then I saw you listed the 4.0-56. Looks fantastic.
The 35-100/4.0-5.6 was a gift for my wife. I found it to be an excellent lens. I haven't noticed a lot of difference in the IQ compared to the f/2.8 lens. I hope to use it a bit more.
 

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A little odd this lens isn't more popular on Flickr given it is a kit lens.

Maybe people are over looking it because of its size? Assuming it's not very useful?
 

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A little odd this lens isn't more popular on Flickr given it is a kit lens.

Maybe people are over looking it because of its size? Assuming it's not very useful?
What kits does it come with? I'm assuming only certain GM/GF kits? The other thing to bear in mind is when people get telephoto zooms with a kit, they're probably looking purely at reach - f/5.6 at 150mm or f/5.6 at 100mm, hmm...
 

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I think in Asia maybe they are sold w/ G6(?) kits, based on an auction I saw on ebay. But I have no first hand knowledge of that. I think the F2.8 version gets all the attention. I have been debating this one for a while. IQ looks great. Size looks amazing. Price is slightly high (compared to the 40-150mm Kit lens, which has equal IQ and more reach, but not as small for ~$100). So I'm a bit hesitant to drop $300-400 on a kit lens, even though the focal range is perfect for my needs. The 75, 60 and 45 have such good resolution, you can really crop them a lot for one and I already have those. This lens would be a perfect little full-time carry around lens though. I keep trying to justify it to myself. I wish it was closer to $250.

There aren't many samples or reviews out there of much substance other than David Thorpe on Youtube. I think this lens sorta falls into a lens "no man's land". Too pricey for the casual kit user, not fast enough (sexy enough?) for the gearhead/pro/enthusiast. I would easily trade up from the 40-150 for a little more cash though, as I don't need the 150mm reach, but rarely...and the small size is a good trade off.
 

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Yeah you can pick up this lens as a kit for the GM5 in Australia.

But it's only as a twin kit... so perhaps not many people opt for that. The single kit is the 12-34mm.

I'm still very interested in this lens. Think I need to hunt it down in person.

The size is amazing. If it's adequately sharp (as it seems to be), then the size and cost are more than enough compensation for any loss of aperture.

Sure it wont match the 2.8, but who truly wants to cary that around unless you're on a specific mission?
 

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very interested in this lens.I have the 12-32 and it's a great fit for my E-M10. Some longer reach in another tiny lens would be really useful.
 
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I posted this picture earlier but thought I'd revisit it. Recently I did a presentation on mirror less cameras and Olympus in particular at my camera club, and used this image to demonstrate the image quality. I always liked the image, but to get the point across I did a really tight crop of the buildings in the lower left. Those buildings are over 1,000 yards from where I took the image, across water and on a humid night. I got a lot of amazed folks that commented on this image from the lowly Pen PL7 "selfie" camera.

Lens was a Panasonic 35-100 f/4-5.6.@55mm, f/9

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Crop from above image at about 1,000 yds

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I didn't even know this lens existed until today. Looks interesting, especially after watching David Thorpe's review. It would be convenient to have that focal length in the corner of my bag. I don't need that range that often but damn it would be nice to have.
 

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I was surprised at the lack of activity on this thread, but I suppose so many people already have other lenses covering this range that it hasn't really found a niche. I have held off on this one as I am quite happy with the Olympus 40-150, but eventually I gave into the temptation of having such a small telephoto that can easily be taken along even on "not really planning to take photos" outings. Mine arrived yesterday, these are just a few shots from my first walk around the centre Malaga with this lens.

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