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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best all-around run-gun lens

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    Posted .

    I've purchased many lens's for my new Panasonic GH5. Each with a specific reason. This is on par, and probably a step below, the similar priced 12-35 f2.8. I say this, because with a variable aperture vs the constant, your not going to get the same shot throughout the zoom. And even though I also own the 35-100mm, one might think I'd be crazy to not have gotten the 12-35mm, to get the constant f.28 throughout. But I say, even with the 35-100mm in my collection as well, I am 100% firm in my decision to pick up this lens. The 35-100mm is a great portrait, and the 12-35 is a great close zoom lens. The 12-60mm is a great 75%'er. What is a 75%'er you ask, why its the lens that sits on my camera 75% of the time. With the added range to 60mm vs the 30mm, even though its at a higher aperture, it easily falls in the range of what I shoot. Granted between 35mm and 60mm its got going to give as nice low light, quick shots, or depth of field vs a constant 2.8. But it doesn't need to. If I know I'm going for longer zoom, I plan and bring my 35-100mm. But I don't want to 'need' to bring 2 lens's with me everywhere I go. If I need the 2.8, I just stay at the 18mm range and zoom in post, but going up to 60mm, gives me a greater chance I'm not going to miss something, while also not needing to swap out lens's.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great We'll Rounded Lens

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    Posted .

    This lens is very nice. It has a good range and is reasonably fast when wide open. The auto focus and image stabilization works GREAT with the GH5. I truly believe that those who say auto focus on the GH5 isn't good have not tried it with this lens attached. The only con I find with this lens is that it only shoots at 2.8 at 12mm......you barely zoom in and the f stop instantly decreases. If the lens were faster the while way thru I'd give it an A+

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Lens

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Its ok didnt have the best with it but its a ok product

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
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      We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the product, thank you for sharing your experience with us and the community! -A Panasonic

  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing clarity

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Amazing clarity!! Easy to use. Great lens for portraits.

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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the feedback. Panasonic

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharp and versatile

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    Posted .

    The perfect walkaround lens. Extended range. Image stabilization is awesome with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. There is almost no lens flaring. There is very little that this lens cannot do. I use it for portraits, interviews, wide walkatound and closeups.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
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      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful lens for Micro 4/3

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was getting ready to order a new lens from Best Buy when I saw that my local store had an open box 12-60 so I jumped on it for $719. The only issue was that it did not have the lens hood, but I ordered one right away. I'm very happy with this lens.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
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      Thank you for the review. Panasonic

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best all around lens

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    Posted .

    If you need an all around lens this is your jack of all trades! It is a great walk around or travel lens and it is perfect for Video purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    F stop changes as soon as you zoom

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    Posted .

    great lens but not as good as the 12-35mm with the constant 2.8 aperture

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A plus

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    Posted .

    Excellent. A must buy item. Recommended item to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Product construction

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Image Quality and Construction

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    As expected with a Leica lens, this lens has excellent quality from how it's constructed and the image quality. Autofocus is fast and accurate. Durable metal construction and weather sealing. Pricey but what isn't when dealing with high-end photography equipment?

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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
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      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

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    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GH5 lens

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    Posted .

    Possibly the best lens available for the GH5. Sharp, great color and contrast, well built.... only thing to make it nicer would be a constant aperture but the. It would probably cost and weigh twice as much.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the review.. Panasonic

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lense

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    Super good lense. Pretty expensive, wish i would have gotten the whole package deal

    Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Panasonic Team
      Posted .

      Thank you for the feedback. Panasonic