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Old 05-22-2012, 09:00 PM
Lee Yuan Sheng
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Default Panasonic Announces Premium 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH Lumix G X Lens; DPReview has a Hands-on look

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic_12-35_2p8' target='_blank'>http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pa...sonic_12-35_2p8</a><br /><br /></div><p><img height="390" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1337714785.usr15670.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="520" /></p><p>The first of the two rumoured premium lenses has been announced by Panasonic: It is a stabilised 12-35mm f/2.8 lens bearing the X label to denote its status (again with the X; there are 25 other letters to use. I propose J), which basically means this is like a 17-50/2.8 on APS-C cameras or a 24-70/2.8 on 35mm cameras. The size, while being larger than other Micro Four Thirds lenses, is still considerably smaller than a 24-70/2.8. Unfortunately the lens will only be available in August, and there is no pricing information. I suspect it will be north of US$1,000, just like most zooms of its class. Interestingly enough, the lens is weather resistant as well. Is a GH3 coming soon?</p>
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