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Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S

18 March 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

9. Ghosting and flares



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A huge progress in the technology of anti reflection coatings, which could be observed in the last 30 years, means most of contemporary lenses (especially those top-of-the-range instruments) fare very well when it comes to work against bright light. It is rare to observe any intensive flares, over-exposing the whole image.

The Panasonic 12–35 mm f/2.8 is an expensive instrument and yet here it got its first serious slip-up. Let’s call a spade a spade – its performance against bright light is bad. What’s more, artifacts can appear even if a source of bright light is outside the frame. Such problems shouldn’t have happened to a lens of this class.


Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares

Panasonic G X VARIO 12-35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S - Ghosting and flares