Last edited by DonTom; 2nd October 2012 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Additional info.
Ed passed this lens to me on Sunday and I took it out for a quick drive, but since then it's been crazy (no sleep). Fortunately I had a breather and saw you message just as I took the lens out this evening.
In all honesty, from Ed's shots and my quick test, albeit at night, neither of us would have figured any kind of vignetting. Apparently, there is vignetting. I checked after seeing your posting and found the review site.
Thanks for informing us about this and the link. We hope that ClubSNAP's reviews are balanced with what photographers look for in the real world, with real world applications, expectations and parameters ... the equipment's strengths and weaknesses in a non-techinical way, and present them with integrity!
I guess there would be greater disparity between lab tests, which we do not do here, and equipment used in the real world.
Since you do landscape longer and crop 50%, I'm guessing you would not face any issues with this lens especially when stopped down.
These are some shots which shows the vignetting which I quickly grabbed after seeing your post. It's not readily apparent taking normal, everyday subjects, but it's there.
Thanks Dream Merchant.
Yes, as you say, there is some vignetting there. Wouldn't matter in portraiture really. I guess we'll see if it's still there once stopped down.
Although I crop my 45mm images, I'm hoping to avoid that with a high quality telephoto zoom! However, I don't want to take your review off topic, will happily wait to see what comes out in the next few days. Thank you very much for your post.
DM called me a few minutes before he put up his comments above .... we both agreed that truth must prevail and we're certainly not paid by manufacturers to 'kelong' the reviews nor do we wish to.... a reviewer's job is to state facts and to call a spade a spade
Looking back at my images, I hadn't noticed it .... but against a blank wall or similar here and in that other review blog... then yes I noticed it under those circumstances .... the reader should decide if this is fatal or acceptable.
Thank you Tom for bringing this up .... and DM for addressing this point.... and THANK YOU DM for preserving the integrity and neutrality of the review section
Last edited by ed9119; 2nd October 2012 at 09:56 PM.
Some photos taken with the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 /
POWER O.I.S lens can be found in the link below, from Post #1 - #7,
the Mid-Autumn Festival photos only.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 5th October 2012 at 03:18 AM.
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Last edited by Dream Merchant; 18th October 2012 at 07:30 PM.
i hate clubsnap forum
last time i was here kena poison and hoot the 12-35mm lens
now kena poison by this 35-100mm lens
lol !! now you have effective coverage from 12mm through 100mm
What is gonna be the street price for this lens?
Going by the price of the 12-35mm, the 35-100mm would be around $1999 kind of pricing. Btw a Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2 is in the works to be launch next year... Not surprised if the price for that exceeds the Canon 85mm 1.2, smaller harder to make ma, lol
no discussions on pricing please thanks
but understand that its a little lower than $2000 and out in a few weeks time
no more discussions on price please ..... do that in the m4/3 sub forum
but what I am referring to in my post above was the strong bias of balance of the 35-100 + m4/3 body towards the body causing undue leverage on the tripod head
Last edited by ed9119; 30th October 2012 at 06:14 PM.
What a shame. People has been receiving this lens overseas for 2 weeks, we still dreaming about it.
.... no full warranty sets seen in HK yet .... only gray market sets