Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Review

4.0
April 17, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 12mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH lens was attached to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 compact system camera, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. The self-timer was used to avoid any vibrations from pressing the shutter release. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 12mm

The centre is a little soft wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-f/8 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/11 with its effects becoming much more visible at f/16 and f/22.

The edges are somewhat soft at f/4 but sharpen up very nicely at f/5.6, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/3.5
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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lens, compact system camera, micro four thirds, lumix, panasonic, zoom, standard, f3.5, f5.6, kit, dmc-gm1, gm1, panasonic 12-32mm, 12-32mm, Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH, 24-64mm, F 3.5, F3.5, f 5.6

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