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Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS : Specifications and Opinions




Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OISPanasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS

Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS

Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS



The Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS is a standard lens for 4/3, manufactured from 2017. The focus is done by Stepper Motor, it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 940 €;
50 users have given it an average vote of 9.7 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   12-60 mm
 Angle of view   83.4 - 20.2°  (equivalent to a 24-121mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   4/3
 Max. aperture   f/2.8-4
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   14 elements in 12 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.20 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.30x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Stepper Motor
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   62 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   320 g
 Dimensions   68 x 86 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on August 02, 2021

Pros: Sharpness, 3D pop, Leica colours, incredible build quality

Cons: cases of ghosting in backlight , f2.8 up to 20 mm would have been nice

Opinion: The moment you hold the Panaleica 12-60 in your hands, you know that you are in presence of a fantastic piece of engineering , solid, smooth metal . Sizewise the lens is perfect for an Em1, and even pretty good on my old Em5 . Fine AF, nice colours, nice 3dD pop , lens stabilization ( to be preferred over the ibis with Olympus bodies ) . Already incredibly sharp at 12 mm, even better than my 12 mm f2 Olympus prime. Excellent until 50 mm . A bit weaker sharpness- and contrast-wise at 60 mm f4 , but that's very good for portraits with a nice background blur; for lanscapes and street better use f5.6 and add a touch of contrats in post .

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avatarjunior
sent on September 11, 2020

Pros: Sharpness, build quality, color tones. Balanced focal excursion from wide angle to medium canvas, which allows quality to all focal points, from 12 to 60.

Cons: On compact rooms in the gx series, the weight is felt (I suppose even on the small Olympus M10 and M5 home). If it had been a little smaller and lighter it would have been perfect. It's f2.8 only at 12mm.

Opinion: Taken to replace the 12-32 kit, the first thing you notice right away is the build quality. Shooting you appreciate everything else. The sharpness and "crunchiness" of the photos stand out immediately. The fact that zommando moves quickly from f2.8 to f3.5 is actually a weak spot that immediately puts the buyer's question about whether to buy this or the Zuiko 12-40 f2.8. The extra stop in itself is not a big problem and does not lose the quality, also because the blurry is pleasant even at 60mm, but...

avatarjunior
sent on April 09, 2020

Pros: Color, contrast, sharpness at very high levels. Construction quality and tropicalization.

Cons: Nobody.

Opinion: Purchased about 3 and a half years ago in kit with Lumix GH5, it was my entry into the micro 4/3 world. I chose Panasonic for the catalog presence of Leica optics and for the possibility, via adapter, to use the old Leica R optics. The 12-60 is an excellent all-rounder target, which today I mainly use with a GX8 body. I find them an excellent pairing for street photography and travel photos, when the prevailing need is to travel light and photograph in fluency. The results never disappoint, in any circumstance.

avatarjunior
sent on January 25, 2020

Pros: Highest quality, stabilization, AF-MF and Power O.I.S. buttons, versatility 24-120

Cons: Weight and size just over the limit of the m4/3 philosophy, made in china

Opinion: Purchased to replace the Panasonic Lumix G 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS of 2009, after 10 years of honored service, first used with the G1 and most recently with the G80. The first things of panaleic that are immediately evident are the larger size, weight and extraordinary build quality (metal and glass with a fluid lychee zoom) that immediately give the feeling to the touch that you are maneuvering a precision instrument. This lens changed the character of the photographs by giving that extra edge and sharpness that were missing at the excellent 14-45. The detail is very clean and we immediately notice it, even before the shot, when the MF assistant intervenes by zooming the camera to 8x. The 2.8 to 12mm opened up new possibilities for me compared to the 14 3.5, it seems little but it's like having an extra goal. The 60mm with f4, compared to 45mm f5.6, also added value for portraits. All while maintaining a very high image quality and that I am not going to explain why it is easily understandable by looking at the many photos posted. The stabilization combined with that of the G80 sensor is impressive! The buttons on the lens are very comfortable! All this is enough for me to give my modest "10" rating to the goal. However, I hold back the praise because: - I suffer a little because it is made in china, as is also my G80... With the G1 and the 14-45 I had got used to the "made in japan" near "panasonic" - the weight and clutter are not from philosophy micro four-thirds - the size of the lens are not perfectly compatible with the internal flash of the G80, so you have to take into account that the shadow will invade the frame on the subjects nearby

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avatarjunior
sent on August 22, 2019

Pros: Equivalent focal length 24-120; Opening diaphragm; Tropicalization; Standard lampshade

Cons: Flare; Ghost images; Edge sharpness

Opinion: It is my custom to stress equipment, testing bodies and lenses in the most diverse contexts (street, landscape, portraiture, night, etc.). This Pana-Leica proved to be versatile, ideal to carry attached to the machine for a full photo day without feeling the need for other lenses. It does everything right and stabilization helps when you need it. The construction is excellent and solid and gives great sensations although I would prefer a larger manual focus dial. Paired with the micro 4:3 Olympus (E-M1, E-M5, E-M5 MkII) produces undoubtedly good files but with problems kneading on greens (e.g. trees and foliage), reds (e.g. flowers) and and ghosts in the backlight and in night photographs. The sharpness at the edges also decays a little to intermediate diaphragms. On the other hand, chromatic aberrations are almost absent. Overall, an all-do that I would recommend, given the fact that it has no competitors among the standard zooms apart from the 12-40 2.8 Olympus (but to me the 20mm more than the Pana-Leica are convenient).




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