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Keywords: Panasonic G-Series Wide Mid Tele Zoom Micro-Four-Thirds O.I.S. Stabilized Tested


Registered: January 2014
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Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO review by Nonius
Review Date: 1/17/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: sharpness
Cons: not speed

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Registered: March 2012
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Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO review by oluv
Review Date: 1/16/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $380.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: useful range, extremly compact, extremely light, sharp, fast AF
Cons: has softness issues (especially at the right side), prone to purple fringing

this lens is impressive. it is very small and very light but can compete with some fixed focal lenghts sharpness-wise through its entire zoom-range. it is not the best lens if you want fast apertures, but the OIS can compensate for some camera shake due to longer shutter speed.
the 12mm wideangle is especially nice compared to other kit-lenses so that i can live with a bit less reach.

but there is one serious problem. i have tested several of these lenses and all of them had shown a softer right side. sometimes the softness was extreme, while with other shots it could be minimal. it was worst at f/4.5 while wide open or stopped down to f/5.6 the softness was not that obvious.

i am not sure if this is a general problem, because many other lenses (like the one from dpreview, photographyblog and even the one tested by SLR gear) seem to have exactly the same problem.


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