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Panasonic G5 Compatible with Olympus 12 - 50 Power Zoom function

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Robstar1963, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Apparently the Panasonic G5 rocker switch is fully compatible with the Olympus 12 - 50mm power zoom function - something I'd not considered
    I have one of these lenses and was considering selling it.
    However having the ability to control this lens from the G5 rocker switch and it's good focal range makes it a very much more attractive proposition and I think I'll retain it pending a G5
     
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  2. CarlB

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  3. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    My decision is based purely on the overall convenience the lens can offer especially now that the lens zoom can be controlled from the camera on the G5
    I have always found the lens a little soft especially when in macro mode which is why I was going to sell it but it will be worth keeping if only for using on family video with the power zoom.
    It is satisfactory for stills at worst and that weather and dust proofing is a worthwhile bonus IMO even if you don't have a weatherproof body
    Rob