The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens produces fantastic photographs. Made for wide angle work the lens delivers exciting results in a well-made casing. Compact and lightweight the lens offers a chance to capture a range of subjects. It is the ideal lens for wide angle work.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH lens as the exclusive kit lens for the equally tiny Panasonic GM1. The small size, retractable mechanism and extremely lightweight design make it a perfect pairing with the GM1, allowing the combo to be quite pocketable.
This lens really does take the “Micro” from Micro Four Thirds to heart, it still provides a very versatile 24-64mm equivalent zoom range, as well as Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization system. The addition of O.I.S. is indeed very handy, as the variable ƒ/3.5-5.6 aperture is not the best out there for low-light shooting.
The Panasonic 12-32mm shows impressive sharpness throughout the zoom range, even wide open. There is some slight corner softness, even at the smallest of apertures, but overall it’s relatively minor. Curving limiting softness is also present to a minor extent from ƒ/16-ƒ/22, however ƒ/16 still displays reasonably sharp centers. All in all, the little Panasonic 12-32mm lens is fantastically sharp.
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens is a stellar companion to the tiny GM1. It produces excellent, sharp photos at all focal lengths, even wide open, and has minimal distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration. And while the lack of a dedicated focus ring is a little disappointing, as manual focusing using the touch screen is a little slow and difficult, overall there’s not much to complain about with this lens. The Panasonic 12-32mm is the perfect match for the powerful and pocketable GM1 thanks to stellar optics and a super-lightweight, ultra-compact design.
Item specifics – Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully functional.
|Brand:||Panasonic||Series:||Panasonic Lumix G|
|Mount:||Micro Four Thirds||Type:||Zoom lens|