A Pro-Level Micro Four Thirds Lens
Saturday 28 July 2012 — Category: Equipment
After owning a Panasonic Lumix 14-45mm Micro Four Thirds (µ4/3) zoom lens for only three weeks, I’m already getting rid of it! Why? Was there something wrong with it?
No, there was nothing “wrong” with it per se, but just as the light of the sun surpasses and overwhelms the light of the moon, so this mediocre, consumer-level lens has been surpassed by the brilliance of the new, pro-level Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Aspherical zoom lens, which arrived on my doorstep just a few days ago.
There are a number of reasons why this is a professional-level lens, with a price tag $1,100 higher than the lens it’s replacing in my kit — Panasonic shares all about it in their product literature:
Between now and then, the amazing, announced-but-unreleased Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 should arrive — I’m REALLY looking forward to getting my paws on this one! Be sure to check out the review and amazing photos that a photographer from Malaysia took with this lens and the same OM-D E-M5 camera that I just got. And don’t miss the second part with shots at night. Incredible!
Well, that’s all my Micro Four Thirds (µ4/3) lens news for now. Last week I went on my first hike with all of my new µ4/3 equipment. You can read all the details in Sweet Creek Is So Sweet! I haven’t had time to write up a full report regarding the equipment, but for now all I can say is that I was very impressed — and very happy — with it. I’ll share all the details in the near future — stay tuned!