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12-35mm F2.8 II Panasonic 2017 lens
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    LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)

    • Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
    • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
    • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
    • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
    • The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
    • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
    • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.

    The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.

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  • The same optic as the original 12-35mm f2.8. Is it honestly true that the old version cannot be firmware upgraded to have all the capability of the new version? Or Panasonic just want to refresh their 12-35mm f2.8 so they can sell it at the price they want?

  • have not seen any demos to see is the ois alone has improved for say the gh4 or bmp/mcc cameras, that would be the only reason for me to uprade, even if i bought a gh5.

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  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F/2.8 II Aspherical Power O.I.S. + $100 card, $897

  • Review

    Sharpness is very good with the 12-35mm f/2.8 II lens, at both 12mm and 35mm, and even at f/2.8. If we compare this to the earlier version of the lens, there isn't much difference in sharpness performance -- not that there was much room for improvement anyway. The old and new versions offer tack-sharp performance at most aperture settings. At f/2.8, we see excellent sharp centers, with ever-so-slightly softer corner regions. Corner sharpness improves slightly if you stop down to f/4-5.6. The lens remains very sharp throughout most of its aperture range, with diffraction-related softness starting to appear to a minor degree around f/16 and more strongly at f/22.

  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II Zoom Lens, $789

  • Great lens, but not as good as the Olly 12-40 or even the Panny 12-35 first version. So it is sort of lens which rather than being reviewed should be sort of unreviewed.