Welcome we’re still here for another day. So we decided to come down here to the strip in Las Vegas and record our review of the new Panasonic like a 12 to 62.8 to Fe lens that I’ve been using this lens for close to a month. And I use it in a variety of situations.
As soon I got the G.H.5, I picked up this lens.
And there are some things I like about it, but there’s one kind of main reason why I am not going to be keeping this lens. And I’ll let you guys know about that at the end of the article. But first off, let’s just look over the outside. I’ll give you guys a little bit of information.
Now, this is a brand new lens, Fe Putin on the white end and Fe on the long end. And the design is really nice. I prefer this over the 12 to 35 design.
It has 2 switches here, auto auto-focus and manual focus switch as their power optical image destabilization’s that’s built-in.
That’s nice because if you’re using a body that’s smaller, it doesn’t have an actual dial. The GM, Ford, and GM five do. It’s nice to be able to switch that here. What I like the most about this lens is the hood. Actually, they put this little lock on it and you can set it up either way so you can have the lock on one side or the other, depending on how attach it.
And it makes. So this doesn’t go anywhere. My lens on the 12 to 35 constantly comes off and this is just a nonissue.
I really wish they put this on their latest version, 2 of the 12 to 35, but they did not. Now there’s no doubt this lens is very sharp.
It is Alisa and it’s very similar or maybe even a little bit better.
12 to 35, version two. So before we look more into this lens, let’s go ahead and take a look at some footage. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed some of those shots. One thing that this lens offers dual image stabilization,2 points.
Oh, that’s Panasonic’s best stabilization. That’s on the JG 5. So you can use both a simulation of the lens and the sensor and kind of work together. So I’m going to go ahead and do some sample walking shots so you guys can see how stable this is on the camera. Let’s try to walk smoothly I can.
Now, I don’t know what you guys stop, but to me, from my experience with this lens, the dual IBIS 2.0 works. And you can even kind of simulate some slider or some Gimbals’ shots with it. I’m going to go ahead and do a couple of those for you guys.
So the ibis doesn’t replace us lighter or a gamble, but using the dual A-S system would like the G.H. five and adding a little bit of post destabilization’s really is awesome for being able to handhold and get the emotion into your shots.
Finish off kind of this review article, I know it’s a simple one.
The reason why this lens doesn’t work out for me is that variable aperture. Now, of course, I knew coming into that is a 2.8 to four, but I was hoping for a little bit better light performance out of the G.H. five.
And, I was hoping that I would stay at F 2.8. A little bit longer than it did.
Basically, you only have F to 20 at that’s 12 kilometers. And you start zooming in just a little bit, it starts changing. And so the 2.8 is almost not there unless you’re wide.
So if you want to use the full zoom range, almost always really close to that ED four, which isn’t very appealing. Now, in low light situations where I often have to shoot you, shooting at ED four forces you to be at about 60, 400 ISO, maybe even more.
So, guys saw in some of those clips with even the G.H. 5 in the shots do not look good. So you really do need a faster lens.
So what I really would have liked it if they could have made this a little bit larger, maybe even then, you know, if they charged another 200$ for it, but had the F 2.8 go at least to 25.
That gives you about a 50-mile equivalent. That’s a nice usable range.
Other than that, it’s like a four. Zoom now doesn’t mean it’s not going to work. You don’t shoot in. Lots of low light situations are not very sensitive to noise or grain.
Then it’s not gonna be big of a deal you’re doing some news-gathering logging, stuff like that, mainly daylight. I think the lens is gonna do a great job for you.
Now, my other nitpicked with it is the actual focus ring. Now, electronic focusing rings are known to be not very responsive and hard to manual focus with because they’re not really consistent. But this is one of the worst electronic focusing rings that I’ve ever used.
It was very frustrating to try to do manual focused pulls with it. It was very, very slow and I twist to go fast and it goes too fast, and usually, it could do a decent job with these after I’ve tried and played with a little bit.
But after, you know, over three weeks, this is still really frustrating.
So those are my two nitpicks. This is not the right lens for me personally. I need something that’s 2.8 or faster, and I really wish that maybe Panasonic would put out like an F to zoom a larger, more expensive one.
I think it would sell really for people that shoot in situations where I shoot. Thank you. Yes. For watching. If you guys have questions you guys can ask in the comments section below. And if you guys bought one of these, you’re happy to let me know.
Let me know what type of stuff you shoot. I definitely love to hear your Greece’s opinions. Thank you guys for joining us.