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Old September 3rd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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GH2: Grand Canyon North Rim (GX 12-35 f2.8)

First project with the Lumix GX 12-35 f2.8 lens. Was the only lens used, and none other was needed or desired.

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Old September 3rd, 2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great lens for the GH2.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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Great shots. It is indeed a magnificent lens. Well constructed, too.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Well you made me want to go there, so that's probably a good sign.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great lens for the GH2.
It is a fine lens. However, for 90% of this project the Lumix 14-140 or 14-45 are just as well constructed and produce comparable images. I'm also skeptical of a lens that extends while zooming being truly weather sealed.

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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Great shots. It is indeed a magnificent lens. Well constructed, too.
Thanks for watching Patrick.

Contrary to what I've read, and though I don't often record zooms, this lens does breath when zooming. There is also very audible clicking when zooming. Still looking for a work around just in case.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Well you made me want to go there, so that's probably a good sign.
Mission accomplished! Thanks for watching Joe.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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Dan have you tried zooming with the lens while shooting? I know this isn't an optimal situation with a DSLR but sometimes in run & gun shooting there really isn't an option to stop the camera.

Most of my M4/3 zoom don't do this very well but my 45mm to 200mm seems to handle this very well when I can get a steady hand on it. Nowhere near mechanical smoothness of course but it can get the job done if I just cannot stop recording.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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Dan have you tried zooming with the lens while shooting? I know this isn't an optimal situation with a DSLR but sometimes in run & gun shooting there really isn't an option to stop the camera.

Most of my M4/3 zoom don't do this very well but my 45mm to 200mm seems to handle this very well when I can get a steady hand on it. Nowhere near mechanical smoothness of course but it can get the job done if I just cannot stop recording.
Thomas, The zoom ring is very smooth, but despite being a constant aperture lens, there is very audible clicking and apparent exposure change as you zoom. Even more so than the 14-140 & 14-45. Full manual & AF/AE lock have no effect on the issue. I'm still looking for a workaround.

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Old September 6th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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Very nice as usual Dan. Thanks for posting.
Did you shoot hand held or did you use some type of support?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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Very nice as usual Dan. Thanks for posting.
Did you shoot hand held or did you use some type of support?
Thank you for the good comments Norm. I used a Gitzo GT2531LVL tripod and Manfrotto 701HDV head for this project.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:40 PM   #12
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Found a great deal on this lens--$200 off at one of the local retailers here in "The OC." I'm goin' in!!!
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Old September 21st, 2012, 08:46 PM   #13
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Found a great deal on this lens--$200 off at one of the local retailers here in "The OC." I'm goin' in!!!
May the force be with you.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 10:00 PM   #14
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Looks like B & H is offering the same "special" price. And they're a sponsor of this forum!!
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