The Panasonic Lumix Pro 12-35mm G VARIO II f/2.8 is a standard zoom lens for Micro 4/3 mount cameras. This “Mark II” lens will perform well on any Micro 4/3 camera but provides some unique advantages over its predecessor when used with Panasonic cameras, such as Dual I.S. 2 image stabilization and an upgraded autofocus system.
LensFinder has combed the internet for all the best info on this lens and put it all together here with an industry expert point of view.
The Panasonic site listing for this lens is very thorough, complete with sample images and charts/graphs detailing the lens’ capabilities, as well as the standard technical specs one expects from a manufacturer site.
How about we settle in for review time? As previously mentioned, the Panasonic Lumix Pro 12-35mm G VARIO II f/2.8 is compatible with all Micro 4/3 cameras, but does have a significant edge when paired with Panasonic camera, such as the Panasonic Lumix GH5. This review from Imaging Resource has all the details here.
Stark Insider also has a great review, which is geared exclusively towards the filmmaking/videography capabilities of the Lumix Pro 12-35mm when paired with a Panasonic GH5. The review also features a comparison between the Lumix and a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.
Alright, enough of the blogs with all that loathsome reading, let’s get to some video.
David Thorpe on YouTube has a nice review here that focuses on build quality and durability of the lens.
We usually don’t recommend “talking head” heavy videos, but this review/comparison from Max Yuryev pits the Panasonic Lumix Pro 12-35mm G VARIO II f/2.8 against its Mark I predecessor and is packed full of good info.
This next one is just for fun. We found this very cool cinematic low light test done by YouTuber TheyCallMeCotton which shows off the Lumix Pro 12-35mm on a GH5.
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