gsartori's reviews

  • Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, convenient
    none, bad press probably due to early samples

    I bought this lens just for video due to the power zoom , I was convinced that it's a pretty bad piece of glass. I use sharp Nikon lenses on my D800E and I can't stand bad glass. Ended up being very good. It is always on my Lumix GH3 and I enjoy it very much. Too bad it doesn't start from 12. I do have a 16-85 on my APS-C Nikon and a 24-120 F4 on my D800 and I'd love to have a similar range on my GH3. a 12-70 would be perfect but I can manage with the also good 7-14 that I bought.

    reviewed February 14th, 2014 (purchased for $285)
  • Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, long range 600mm equiv..

    Impressed, impressed, impressed. I was looking for a cheap tele to use on the Lumix GH3. My main need where in the 100-200mm lens, I assumed after 200mm this lens would became unusable like the Nikon 70-300. Actually I was wrong. I use it all the way. Sure is not a $2000 lens but it is an amazing value. I'm currently in Hawaii and I took this lens to catch surfers, I ended up getting amazing photos of whales jumping out of the ocean miles from the coast where I was. I couldn't believe, I was doing this without a 600mm Nikkor and my D800. Just amazing for a sub $500 lens.

    reviewed February 14th, 2014 (purchased for $485)