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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Panny 12-60 any thoughts?

Anyone got experience of the Panny 12-60 f3.5-5.6 ? Got a chance to get a mint one.
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Re: Panny 12-60 any thoughts?

No personal experience but this review suggests it's not that great:

http://www.photozone.de/m43/983_pana1260f3556

The f/2.8-4 is reportedly the one to get if you want this zoom range.
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Re: Panny 12-60 any thoughts?

I've got one, and it's a lot smaller and lighter than the f2.8-4.

It was tested by ephotozene at https://www.ephotozine.com/article/p...--review-29293 who said:

"The Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Power OIS lens is not perfect, but it has some remarkable properties and is incredibly versatile. The low levels of distortion and CA are truly impressive and overall central sharpness is of a high standard, starting off as outstanding."

You get what you pay for of course and it is MUCH cheaper than the f2.8-4, and more versatile than the 14-42 equivalents.

Mirrorless Comparisons also compared the two lenses at https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/mic...te-comparison/ and convinced me not to swap mine for the f2.8-4. (But then I've also got the Olympus 12-100 f4 for when I'm prepared to carry a heavier lens around.)

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