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Lens review

Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S.

22 March 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • compact, solid and small casing which doesn’t change its dimensions,
  • excellent image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • very well corrected chromatic aberration,
  • low spherical aberration,
  • negligible coma,
  • moderate astigmatism,
  • excellent, fast and silent autofocus,
  • very efficient image stabilization.

Cons:

  • huge vignetting,
  • surprisingly high distortion at the shortest focal length,
  • work against bright light could have been better.

We praised the 12-35 mm model so it would be difficult not to praise the 35-100 mm one, especially that it fares a tad better. It works nicer against bright light, its vignetting, coma, astigmatism, chromatic and spherical aberration levels are lower. I loses to its smaller brother only when it comes to the sharpness on the edge of the frame. The high distortion level is also something strange – with such a range of angles of view it shouldn’t have been so pronounced. However, it is characteristic of the system – it never corrects the distortion, not even if it would be easy to do so.


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It should be mentioned that the 35-100 mm model costs about 1000 PLN more than the 12-35 mm one. You get a more complex optical construction in a sealed, compact casing which will never allow dirt inside.

To sum up it is another interesting lens, certainly worth your attention. It completes the line-up of Micro 4/3 system devices in a very nice way.



Sample shots

Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 46 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 8.12 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.29 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/320 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.3 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 75 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.52 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 46 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.7 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.79 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.61 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.59 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.64 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 59 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.84 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 59 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.87 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 59 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/640 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 8.04 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.09 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.39 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 8.09 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.76 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.51 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 7.6 MB
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Panasonic G X VARIO 35-100 mm f/2.8 P.O.I.S. - Summary
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.24 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 59 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.78 MB
Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Parameters: 100 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4032×3024 pix, 6.9 MB



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