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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens - H-HS12035

Abt Model: HHS12035 | UPC Code: 885170087217
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Professional Grade X Series 12-35mm F2.8 Zoom Lens/ Moisture And Dust Sealed Metal Body And Mount/ Ultra ED (UED) Chromatic Aberration Reduction Glass/ 4 Aspherical Lens Elements/ POWER O.I.S With Near Silent Drive Optimized For Video And Still Capture/ Premium Extra-Low Refractive Index Nano Surface Coating (NSC)/ Black Finish
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Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens - HHS12035

The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm (H-HS12035) represents a next step in digital interchangeable zoom lens design for LUMIX G Series cameras.  It’s the first Lumix G VARIO constant F2.8 zoom suitable for professionals and enthusiasts capturing a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscapes to available light and studio lit portraits.

Features:

  • Professional grade X Series 12-35mm F2.8 zoom lens
  • Moisture and dust sealed metal body and mount
  • Ultra ED (UED) chromatic aberration reduction glass
  • 4 Aspherical lens elements
  • POWER O.I.S with near silent drive optimized for video and still capture
  • Premium extra-low refractive index Nano Surface Coating (NSC)

Specifications

Lens Construction 14 elements in 9 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens)
Nano Surface Coating Yes
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-70mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m / 0.82ft
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 84°(Wide) to 34°(TELE)
Filter Size 58mm / 2.3in
Max. Diameter 67.6mm / 2.7in
Overall Length Approx. 73.8mm / 2.9in (from the top of the lens hood to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight Approx. 305g / 10.8oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10.8oz(excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Limited Parts And Labor
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HanoverPanasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Convenient (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Exceeded expectations (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

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4.0

Nice Lens

By 

from San Fran

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

    This is my everyday lens as its fast and works in most conditions. Lens is used for both pic and video.

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    4.0

    High Quality Lens

    By 

    from Denver, CO, USA

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

      This is my first lens to go with my first mft's camera (GH4). I was worried that the fitting was very tight with the lens mount, but was assured by support that it is supposed to fit snug. Performance wise, it handles chromatic aberrations well wide open. It has fast focusing, smooth focus ring, and compact in size. I use this as an all around lens for video and occasional photos. I could have opted to go with prime lenses first, but this is a highly regarded lens and I agree. It is not uber great, but it is a good overall and high quality choice with decent OIS.

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      4.0

      Great Pictures, even at low light

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Excellent clarity

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • overexposes when using auto settings

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

        I bought a Lumix DMC-GH3 with a kit lens. The kit lens works great outside (in daylight), but the zoom was so limited, so I bought this LUMIX® G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. Lens. I've used it for both pictures and video and have been very pleased by the quality compared to the kit lens. This past weekend I was asked to shoot some pictures for a church (in low light - no flash). I shot closeups of the band playing in practice, then during the meeting from a longer distance. The G X series works much better than the less expensive lens. The darker portions of the picture were still clear, not distorted due to low light (like my other lens). It's not a cheap lens, but I'd say it's worth the investment. I will say, it has a tendency to overexpose when using automatic settings, but the color and clarity are awesome.

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        5.0

        Extremely Versatile

        By 

        from Detroit, MI

        Pros

        • Exceeded expectations
        • sharp results

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

            I have used this lens for 8 months now and it has hardly comes off of my camera, a GX7. The lens covers the range that is most useful to me and its fast F2.8 aperature and sharp results satisfy most of my shooting needs.

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            5.0

            Must-have

            By 

            from New York

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Exceeded expectations

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                This is the perfect companion to a GH4. In the size of an APS-C SLR kit zoom, you get a very refined 2.8 zoom with real quality feel. It may not be the ideal match to a really compact body or if you really want to travel light (try 12-32 for that), but for most GH-series users, this is the standard zoom to have at a good price for what you get. f/2.8 may not give you massive dof control on m43, but it is more useful for everyday shooting that it is on a larger format DSLR and this lens is sharp wide open across the range and frame and with stabilization to really help the smaller format sensors in low-light. I wish it would to a clickless constant-aperture zoom-in in video mode and that Panasonic would offer a 2k f/2 OIS lens that one could dream about, but for most shooters, this is really the standard zoom to get.

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                4.0

                excellent lens for all ...

                By 

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                  excellent lens for all around use, but a bit expensive

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                  4.0

                  Great Go To Lens

                  By 

                  from Ventura, CA, USA

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Exceeded expectations

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                    This is my go to lens for everyday stills and video.

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                    4.0

                    Mixed feelings

                    By 

                    from Vienna, Austria

                    Pros

                    • Convenient

                    Cons

                    • no extension tubes available
                    • Not parfocal

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                      Overall good and versatile lens. One great disadvantage is that this lens is not parfocal, i.e. focus point is shifting when zooming. Also missing: extension tubes

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best travel lens for m43 systems

                      By 

                      from Portland, OR

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                          I bought this lens for my long Europe vacation. Took more than 5000 pictures using G6 body. Very versatile. It easily withstood wind, sand and occasional splashes. I am still working through the shots but already did not regret a single minute that I owned the lens. I am an amateur, but I noticed very little distortion. 12 mm comes very handy inside buildings, compared to 14 mm on most kit lenses. 35 mm/F2.8 actually produces nice bokeh. Downsides: (minor)I could not operate manual focus ring with hood parked on the lens. I had to either remove the hood or attach it in working position thus making the camera bulkier. And the larger one is that the lens does not have Lightroom profile.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great optics, sticky zoom

                          By 

                          from Midwest

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Convenient
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to use
                          • Excellent optics

                          Cons

                          • zoom action needed adjustment

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hanover Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Camera Lens:

                            The optics for this lens are terrific. Even wide open it's a winner. However, I was unable to get a smooth zoom, even when using Zoom lever DMW-ZL1. It's now in for adjustment, and hopefully its zoom action will equal its optics when returned.

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