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p.2 #1 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Well, I shot some more at lunch today. Good news - the issues I had yesterday seem to be entirely to using OIS at very high shutter speeds. (above 1/2000s). Shot today with IBIS entirely, and every single shot was dead on and sharp.

100mm @ f/4:












50mm @ f/2.8:






100mm @ f/2.8:






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Nov 16, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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p.2 #2 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Your real world review and comments have made the decision easy. Now for the money.


Nov 16, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.2 #3 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Nice shots and looks sweet on the OM-D too. The grip was made for lenses like this! Nice setup.


Nov 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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p.2 #4 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Thanks a lot for the review Jman. Have you had any other Pana lens that has the same issue using OIS?

BTW you have a beautiful child



Nov 16, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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p.2 #5 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


For what it's worth, I was at an imaging show today and two Olympus reps confirmed that a 40-150mm f2.8 lens will be coming next year. They said it appears on a list of confirmed future products. They didn't have any further details but expect it won't be available until the middle of next year at the earliest.


Nov 16, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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p.2 #6 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Javier Munoz wrote:
Thanks a lot for the review Jman. Have you had any other Pana lens that has the same issue using OIS?

BTW you have a beautiful child


Thanks!

I haven't had this issue before, but frankly, with the exception of the 45 Macro, there isn't one fast enough to reach the shutter speeds that cause the problem. The Other OIS lenses I've had have all been f/5.6, and you don't encounter 1/4000s shutter speeds at f/5.6 under natural light. The majority of my work with the 45 Macro has been in macro shooting (where again, you don't see those speeds), or on my OM-D, where I use the IBIS because it's better.

I'll be doing a full in-depth review on my site sometime in the next week or so.



Nov 16, 2012 at 09:17 PM
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DIS Ottawa wrote:
For what it's worth, I was at an imaging show today and two Olympus reps confirmed that a 40-150mm f2.8 lens will be coming next year. They said it appears on a list of confirmed future products. They didn't have any further details but expect it won't be available until the middle of next year at the earliest.

Now that sounds really interesting! Though I'm a bit worried regarding weight and size if that is really a constant f2.8 lens.



Nov 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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p.2 #8 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


That 40-150/2.8 sounds like it will fill a spot in my lineup very nicely!


Nov 17, 2012 at 09:58 PM
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p.2 #9 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Full review of the 35-100 is up: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-panasonic-lumix-g-vario-35-100mm-f2-8-x-ois/


Nov 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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p.2 #10 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Jordan

Thanks for the excellent and thorough review. It seems that the lens, while very good, is not quite as good as I had hoped. I'm now tempted to cancel my preorder and wait for the Olympus 40 to 150mm next year.



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p.2 #11 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


If you expected a 70-200/2.8L IS Mark II in tiny form, you'd be slightly disappointed. If you expected a 70-200/2.8L IS mark I in small form factor, you'd be satisfied. That's about where I'd put the overall IQ. Very good, but not record breaking.


Nov 18, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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Understood. I have the Lumix 12-35 and am very pleased with it. I'd probably be equally pleased with the 35-100 but with the Olympus coming with the extra reach, I may wait.

I'm currently using the Olympus 40-150 and while it's shortcomings are evident, it's very good for a $200 lens and I don't see $1,300 worth of improvements in the new Lumix. I'm aware of the phenomenon of diminishing returns with lenses but I can make do with the cheap Oly for a while longer. Given the lenses that Olympus has released recently, I don't think that's an unrealistic expectation.



Nov 18, 2012 at 04:19 AM
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p.2 #13 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Sounds like plan!


Nov 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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A little birdy told me that, in addition to the 40-150 f/2.8, there will also be a ~14-40ish f/2.8 coming next year, as well as a 300 f/4. The birdy said that the 300 will be about as long as the 75-300, but larger in diameter - no idea how it can be that tiny, but that's what I was told.


Nov 20, 2012 at 06:06 AM
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p.2 #15 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Thanks for the review! I'm with everyone else though, I'll use my 45-175X a little longer and see how the Olympus lenses pan out!


Nov 20, 2012 at 06:49 AM
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rnb2 wrote:
A little birdy told me that, in addition to the 40-150 f/2.8, there will also be a ~14-40ish f/2.8 coming next year, as well as a 300 f/4. The birdy said that the 300 will be about as long as the 75-300, but larger in diameter - no idea how it can be that tiny, but that's what I was told.


Did that little birdy by any chance mention whether that 40-150 really has constant f2.8 up to 150mm?



Nov 20, 2012 at 08:33 AM
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p.2 #17 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


brunobarolo wrote:

Did that little birdy by any chance mention whether that 40-150 really has constant f2.8 up to 150mm?


I asked that specific question, and the answer was "Yes".



Nov 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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p.2 #18 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Jman13 wrote:
If you expected a 70-200/2.8L IS Mark II in tiny form, you'd be slightly disappointed. If you expected a 70-200/2.8L IS mark I in small form factor, you'd be satisfied. That's about where I'd put the overall IQ. Very good, but not record breaking.


It'll do for me. I just need to hone my artistic skills so they will match the technical prowess of this lens.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Nov 21, 2012 at 09:34 AM
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p.2 #19 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


Wow! If all of these new lenses come true I'll have problems deciding how to best use my limited funds... The Pany and the Oly long primes both sound great to me.


Nov 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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p.2 #20 · Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8


The Panasonic 150mm f2.8 and the Olympus 300 f4 sound very interesting. Good to see that they are now developing longer prime lenses to complete the lens system.

Edited on Nov 26, 2012 at 03:56 AM · View previous versions



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