Panasonic Leica 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 vs Lumix 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 on Panasonic G9
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Comments

    • scharkalvin
      scharkalvin

      With autofocus wouldn't the F3.5 lens appear to be parfocal, IE: could the camera keep the lens in focus while zooming?

      about 2 days ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to scharkalvin

      I unfortunately don't have that lens anymore, so I can't answer that.

      about 1 day ago
    • Mediox Multimedia
      Mediox Multimedia

      Hello my Friend!!!!!!!!!!!! Good video!

      about 5 days ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Mediox Multimedia

      Hello and thank you!

      about 5 days ago
    • PRODUCCIONES TAURO TV-Spot
      PRODUCCIONES TAURO TV-Spot

      Hi, cual es mejor para video haciendo zoom y estabilidad?

      about 1 month ago
    • Lance Evans
      Lance Evans

      Very helpful. Thank you.

      about 2 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Lance Evans

      You're welcome! I'm glad that it was helpful!

      about 1 month ago
    • Radiogon S
      Radiogon S

      nice review

      about 2 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Radiogon S

      Thank you!

      about 2 months ago
    • Kent Ekasak
      Kent Ekasak

      There is "something" about Pana Leica line, and you seem to elaborate well.. The contrast and the richness in color personalizes and differentiates this PanaLeica lines from Lumixs and other brands..

      about 2 months ago
    • Dominik Nguyen
      Dominik Nguyen

      Great Review!

      about 2 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Dominik Nguyen

      Thank you!

      about 2 months ago
    • Greg Meissner
      Greg Meissner

      Brilliant! I was just comparing these two lenses and voila, you have already compared them side by side for me. Thanks!

      about 2 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Greg Meissner

      You're welcome, I hope that is was useful to you.

      about 2 months ago
    • wanakmalarief WAN ABD RAHMAN
      wanakmalarief WAN ABD RAHMAN

      Hi are you going to make a video on the smaller kit lens?

      about 3 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to wanakmalarief WAN ABD RAHMAN

      I will include that in GX9 long term review next week.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hugh Pryor
      Hugh Pryor

      I like to manually focus and having the fix focus on zooming is definitely a time saver.

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Street
      Michael Street

      R5

      about 4 months ago
    • cristovao freire
      cristovao freire

      Hi. Thanks for video. Can I use this lens with Olympus omd em10 markii?

      about 4 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to cristovao freire

      Yes, you can.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jim Hathaway
      Jim Hathaway

      Great job even though you just made me spend more for the Leica :)
      Well done. Thank you

      about 4 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Jim Hathaway

      Thank you, I hope that it will be worth it for you!

      about 4 months ago
    • Malcolm Coghill
      Malcolm Coghill

      I bought the Lumix 12-60mm and find it a brilliant lens on my G80. I did consider the Leica as I already have a Leica f1.4 25mm and it my favourite lens, but the high cost on the Leica 12-60 made my mind up to buy the Lumix. I'm happy with my choice.

      about 5 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Malcolm Coghill

      Yes, for the price it is excellent all-round lens.

      about 5 months ago
    • Andres Carnevali
      Andres Carnevali

      I enjoy your reviews and find them very comprehensive. However I wouldn't dear to say this Leica lens (or any photography zoom) is parfocal, since that is something very specific that video and cine zooms are designed for, and one of the reasons they're so expensive. Maybe it's focus point doesn't change much and together with the deep DOF works close to parfocal. But I think if it had that feature/characteristic would have been advertised as such.
      Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd be surprised.

      about 5 months ago
    • Kay
      Kay

      12-32 Panasonic is soooo underrated and sooooo hidden gem fantastically sharp!

      about 5 months ago
    • Peter Paul Chato
      Peter Paul Chato

      Hello my friend. I was wondering if you can help me. I bought the Leica 12-60, six months ago, I can swear that it is getting loose. I'm trying to find a camera store with one in stock to compare but no one has one in my region. Can you tell me if your Leica 12-60 is exhibiting a wobble at the front section, the first 2 cm or so? Mine is quite pronounced. As well, the stabilization/focus motor seems to rattle when it is not powered much more than I recall. You can see and hear what I'm talking about on my video at 4:44 (https://youtu.be/QE7VBpikvnQ). The lens still seems to work, but if I need to take it back it would be useful to know if you have this same issue. Thanks so much.

      about 6 months ago
    • Peter Paul Chato
      Peter Paul Chato In reply to Peter Paul Chato

      The Hybrid Shooter Thank you. It does work properly.

      about 5 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Peter Paul Chato

      Helloy, the rattling inside of the lens is normal with stabilized lenses, I have lenses that rattle much more. Regarding the wobble at the front section, there may be a bit of play, but it is nothing serious with my copy.

      about 6 months ago
    • Madeleine Beaujard
      Madeleine Beaujard

      Ouch the pan were painful to watch... Change your fluid head my friend...

      about 6 months ago
    • Madeleine Beaujard
      Madeleine Beaujard In reply to Madeleine Beaujard

      +The Hybrid Shooter Ok that explains it then ;)

      about 6 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Madeleine Beaujard

      I haven't used any fluid head in this video. All panning was handheld.

      about 6 months ago
    • LibertyAlvaro
      LibertyAlvaro

      will you recomend this kit for filming in variable situations (including some night shots) in a indie end profesional short movies? zhanks for the help :) https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01ESVGK4Q/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i1?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01ESVGK4Q&pd_rd_r=97d3f63e-8f7b-11e8-bf15-87d5350edfe2&pd_rd_w=HfmSN&pd_rd_wg=CJEuF&pf_rd_m=A1AT7YVPFBWXBL&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=QDHP0AVX0KEB50M381N3&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=6908f43d-d139-4893-9bfc-e27e9baa9410&pf_rd_i=desktop

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to LibertyAlvaro

      I have never used GH4 but I would prefer G80.

      about 9 months ago
    • phil doodler
      phil doodler

      Question: why does the leica have an AF/MF switch when this ability is build onto the Panasonic bodies. Does this negate the function of the other?

      about 10 months ago
    • phil doodler
      phil doodler In reply to phil doodler

      Thanks - often wondered about that.

      about 10 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to phil doodler

      It is not on every Panasonic body, it is just doubled control.

      about 10 months ago
    • ECOLUTION-EDIT-BERLIN
      ECOLUTION-EDIT-BERLIN

      Hello
      This is so good to see this review
      Thank you for sharing
      Best regards from Germany

      about 11 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to ECOLUTION-EDIT-BERLIN

      You're welcome, thank you for watching!

      about 11 months ago
    • Ngan
      Ngan

      12-32mm F3.5-5.6 vs 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Please~

      about 11 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Ngan

      I unfortunately don't have 12-32mm.

      about 11 months ago
    • TOMO Studio
      TOMO Studio

      Are you sure the Leica is parfocal? Does it keep the focus even when it is on MF? I'm guessing G9 is just doing a good job of continuous AF with that lens...

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to TOMO Studio

      Yes, I am sure. The sample in the video is shot using MF.

      about 1 year ago
    • c.
      c.

      Ooh the price hurts

      about 1 year ago
    • c.
      c. In reply to c.

      Haha if i may ask, what wide angle lens would you recommend for my g85 (lens that is ideally cheap if possible haha?)

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to c.

      Yeah, it unfortunately does.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Lindahl
      Daniel Lindahl

      I own a Panasonic GX85 with the kit lens (12-32mm). I also got the 45-150mm for free. I'm debating between selling both lenses and getting a 12-60mm, or just selling the 45-150mm and getting the 25mm f/1.7. I shoot mainly video, but love to shoot some pictures too. What do you recommend? Thanks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Colin Mcnab
      Colin Mcnab In reply to Daniel Lindahl

      I bought a Leica 14-50mm f3.8 Elmar 4/3 lens with a Lumix 4/3 to MFT adaptor. This is a great lens sharper than the Lumix 12-60mm lens and it's a lot cheaper than the Leica 12-60.

      about 6 months ago
    • Alfred P
      Alfred P In reply to Daniel Lindahl

      I also own gx85 with the two kit lens 12-32mm and 45-150mm. I also have 25mm 1.7. I don't use the 12-32mm anymore since the 25mm can cover that range. Rather than selling the 45-150mm, sell the 12-32mm and get the 25mm 1.7 or the 20mm 1.7 if size matters.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Daniel Lindahl

      There is not much that I would recommend there, it depends on your preferences. It is probably good to have one prime lens with bright aperture.

      about 1 year ago
    • Julian HG
      Julian HG

      brilliant review thanks! Just what i needed. My YouTube Channel (portrait painting / oil painting) needs an uprade camera wise, i'm hoping to get a GH5 + leica asap :) thanks for the great vid, subbed and liked :)

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Julian HG

      Thank you, I appreciate your subscription!

      about 1 year ago
    • SteezyFilms24
      SteezyFilms24

      how does the 12-60 F3.5 compare to the 12-35 f2.8 for outdoors image quality? Which would u prefer

      about 1 year ago
    • Pavel Peřina
      Pavel Peřina In reply to SteezyFilms24

      Good question. I have both and I somewhat prefer 12-60 F3.5 at least in sunny weather. Sharpness is hard to judge, but I would say it's about the same and it's not problem on either of them. Maybe 12-35 is softer at 35mm, but I would need to take photos to compare sharpness at pixel level. But the main downside of 12-35 is lens flare when taking photos with strong light source (sun, street lamps, ...). 12-35 is definitely better for video, because of smooth zoom. Rest is trading zoom range for aperture. But as travel/outdoor lens I would choose 12-60/f3.5. Huge advantage of 12-60 is that it's pretty cheap with new camera.

      about 4 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to SteezyFilms24

      I don't know I haven't tested 12-35mm yet.

      about 1 year ago
    • smalltalk.productions
      smalltalk.productions

      again and again, i have been impressed by your thoughtful vids. i am now a subscriber! thank you for the effort and the sharing. thumbs up.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to smalltalk.productions

      I'm really glad to hear that, I appreciate your subscription!

      about 1 year ago
    • CHEVY CAMARO68
      CHEVY CAMARO68

      Thanks for sharing! Will the G9 IBIS or picture quality be degraded when using Olympus M.ZUIKO Pro lenses? Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to CHEVY CAMARO68

      You can choose which stabilization will work. Effectivity depends on the focal length.

      about 9 months ago
    • Taf Ghz
      Taf Ghz In reply to CHEVY CAMARO68

      Which IBIS is used in such a scenario? The one from the camera or from the lense? And how many stops do I get then? Dual IS 2 seems to get up to 6.5

      about 9 months ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to CHEVY CAMARO68

      You're welcome, picture quality won't be affected by using non-panasonic lens, IBIS will still work, but with non-panasonic lenses IBIS and lens stabilization won't work together.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marko Koskenoja
      Marko Koskenoja

      Thank you for this comparison. For my needs and skills with my G85 the Lumix 12-60 is fine.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Hybrid Shooter
      The Hybrid Shooter In reply to Marko Koskenoja

      You're welcome, Lumix 12-60 is still very capable lens.

      about 1 year ago