Tips for new lens on Panasonic GX85

Andy H.

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Too many choices. A good way to cull the
list is to insist on a Lumix Power OIS lens,
not Mega OIS, and no Olympus lenses.

Every "adviser" in this thread fusses over
FL, "reach", "width". Valid but very narrow
minded and misleading. Your GX85 has
Dual-IS, but only with Power OIS lenses.
Contrare!
The GX85 has Dual IS with either Mega or Power IS lenses!
 

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Contrare!
The GX85 has Dual IS with either Mega or Power IS lenses!
Yeah I think so too. Also PL 15mm has no IS and still it is highly recommended by many. And in that regard, similar focal length primes don't usually have IS, so an Olympus one might be good option too.

Also GX85 doesn't have Dual IS 2, so the advantage is not so big compared to IBIS only.

Actually I'd say it's much more narrow-minded and misleading to suggest one should choose a lens based on if it has IS, rather than all those other factors based on one's usage. Especially when the IBIS is pretty good even on GX85 and it has only Dual-IS 1.
 
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For a compact body like the GX85, the Panasonic 35-100/4-5.6 is very small and complements the 12-32...
Agree with the 35-100/4-5.6 recommendation. It's a great little lens and a perfect match for the 12-32. Those 2, plus the P20, are my standard kit.
I have other lenses that I mix and match with those, but they are the core for me.
 

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What's the user opinion on how the 12-35 f2.8 zoom handles on the GX85? It's a bigger lens. Too big?
 

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What's the user opinion on how the 12-35 f2.8 zoom handles on the GX85? It's a bigger lens. Too big?
IMO, it's absolutely fine on the GX85. Back when my GX7 was my only m43 body, the 12-35/2.8 was the primary lens I used on that camera and I loved using it. Now, with my GX9, the 12-35/2.8 is the primary lens I use on that camera as well.
 

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What's the user opinion on how the 12-35 f2.8
zoom handles on the GX85? It's a bigger lens.
Too big?
Not too big, especially since it does not
grow huge when zoomed as many other
lenses do. I use it and never even notice
what size it is.
 

alessiog94

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just ordered the YI 42.5mm f1.8 for my gx80 from aliexpress for about 57€, i will tell you how it performs
 
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