pietro's reviews

  • Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 LUMIX G FISHEYE

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Great fun, super sharp, great build quality.
    Can’t use filters.

    Hard to review this. Its a fun lens, and can make for amazingly creative shots. Quite easy to defish in Photoshop, too. Ive rated it 8 for what it is: small, sharp and fun.

    reviewed August 16th, 2020 (purchased for $300)
  • Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ

    8 out of 10 points and recommended

    Most bad reviews seem to have come about because of perceived shutter shock or blur, and this lens is not alone in that by any means. There is a simple fix if you're worried - google it. On my EM10 this lens works great, not quite as sharp as the 14-45, which I just reviewed, but much smaller and probably as good around 14-30mm anyway. But it scores for being well made, quiet to focus when videoing, and amazingly small. Turns the EM10 into a jacket pocket camera. It is much better than Olympic's power zoom which is outrageously expensive.

    reviewed September 15th, 2015
  • Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, zoom range, build quality.
    Focus hunts in dim light.

    A great travel lens, very sharp and versatile. No shutter shock issues for me with the anti-shock setting on my Olympus. I just use this lens now, with a 25mm 1.8 Oly If I'm feeling especially creative.

    reviewed December 6th, 2016 (purchased for $650)
  • Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Superb OIS. Good build quality. Usably sharp ar 300mm. Light, compact for 600mm equivalent.
    None, considering price although 70-300 would have been bit more useful.

    Brilliant lens used on my g85. Sold my Nikon 70-300 which was softish at 300 on a d7000. This is sharper at full zoom, and is effectively 100mm longer. Amazing to be able to use a 400/600mm equivalent handheld at quite slow shutter speeds. The dual IS is very effective.

    reviewed August 30th, 2017 (purchased for $600)
  • Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, especially at wide end. Small, light, good range. Consisten and good across the frame.
    None, unless you're expecting $1000 performance from a $300 lens.

    This is what m43 is all about. A compact, quality lens that doesn't cost the earth. Add in the Olympus 40-150 (on stabilised bodies) and the Panasonic 25 1.7 and for around $500 s/h you'll have a killer set of lenses on something like a gx85 or an Oly OM-D em10.

    reviewed June 24th, 2018 (purchased for $200)