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|Weight||7.41 oz (210 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.60 x 2.80" (66 x 71 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front: 58 mm|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||84.05° - 20.44°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" (20 cm)|
|Focal Length||12 - 60mm Comparable 35mm Equivalent on Micro Four Thirds Format Focal Length: 24 - 120 mm|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6Minimum: f/22|
|Camera Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
I bought this lens to use as a "travel zoom" for my Olympus PEN-F, and to be honest it was a bit of a pleasant surprise performing better than expected. I normally use Olympus primes and have also used the exceptional Olympus 12-40/2.8 so the bar was high, but while it would be unfair to compare it...
Announced at the CP+ show in February, Panasonic's Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph. POWER O.I.S. lens is a cut above the standard kit lens. Covering a wider angle of view and with a slightly longer telephoto extension, it is equivalent to a 24-120mm lens on a 35mm camera.
The LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. standard zoom offers a versatile focal range of 24-120mm in a relatively small package, backed-up by very good image quality throughout the focal range and impressively fast and quiet autofocusing.
I will preface this review by saying I already have Panasonic's two f/2.8 Pro lenses (12-35 and 35-100), as well as an assortment of other prime and ultra-wide and long zoom lenses.So why did I pursue their new 12-60? Primarily because of its versatility.
Truthfully, I was a little frustrated when I bought the camera GX8 and came this lens included, I just wanted the body and had in mind another lens, but by making several photos I was amazed at how fast it is in focus and the great zoom has, I personally worked well for me day and night with good...
I was leery about buying this lens because of some bad reviews but I am glad I did buy it--nice shots with it and for me it is the perfect zoom for what I use it for-- I use it on my Panasonic GX85 and for me it is the perfect combo