_dickb's reviews

  • Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    extremely light, small, real wideangle , very decent quality, pretty fast to focus
    shortest focus distance could be better, no manual focus ring (but hey, at thiz size...)

    This is an extremely small and light take-me-anywhere lens with very decent quality. If you take the size, weight and price into account, this might be one of the best and most versitile lenses around, regardless of system. Of course trade-offs are made: it's not metal, no manual focus ring, shortest focus distance could be better, no long reach with 64mm equivalent, not the fastest (f3.5), and there are sharper lenses around. But all in all a very balanced and well executed lens, I like it lot!

    And as a bonus: it fits nicely into the standard camera case :-)

    reviewed June 14th, 2015 (purchased for $170)