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Panasonic G VARIO 12-32 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. M.O.I.S.

Manufacturer Panasonic
Model G VARIO 12-32 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. M.O.I.S.
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 12 - 32 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 84 - 37 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:7.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 8 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 37 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 55.5 x 24 mm
Weight 70 g
Additional information 3 aspherical lenses, 1ED lens
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3.50 Average
Owners reviews (2)
  1. RGR
    RGR 7 April 2021, 09:50
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    IP 84.131.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: Kit
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The lens has only F5.6 at the long end. For edge sharpness at the extremes of the focal range it needs to be stopped down once. It never delivers tack sharp corners. No included lens hood.

    Pros: Very sharp center and good overall for a kit lens. Very compact and solid. Efficient O.I.S. (about 2 stops).

    Summary: Use it for what it delivers best: Street photography at daytime, architecture or buildings outside, indoor photography at wide angle and the like. Do not expect Bokeh and use that to your advantage.

  2. Mike
    Mike 28 November 2018, 16:02
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    IP 194.75.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Corner sharpness at 12mm is quite weak due to the curved field: although it varies with focused distance, it definitely seems weak near infinity. Build quality is lower than other Panasonics eg zoom control much less smooth to use and ring eventually detaches!

    Pros: Center sharpness is excellent. 12mm Corner sharpness tests well at closer distances and improves as you move up through the focal lengths. Extremely compact and convenient. Good IS.

    Summary: A really useful lens in a super-convenient package. A shame that 12mm corner sharpness is so much weaker in real life than in tests!

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