I had been away from blog for 2 month because I was away to Japan.
Japan is the place for… shopping… so, I purchased expensive Panasonic LUMIX G X vario 12-35mmF2.8 which costs over $1,000 in Canada was $200 cheaper over there and also come with 5 year extended warranty!!
This lens is equivalent to 24-70mmF2.8 on 35mm format.
That is the reason, I started using external view finder to get better holding.
This is a panorama which I merged 7 images by Adobe Photoshop.
When you do this kind of merger especially in this kind of clear sky, it is easy to get bad finish by cheap lenses due to the poor image quality around edges of each image.
Also the color balance is quite impressive. This one is merging 6 images.
When you use this kind of fast F speed luxurious lens, it is good idea to test in darker area.
So, I went to public market in Granville Island which is just near by.
Before, I was using Panasonic 14-42mmF3.5-5.6. In that case, I had to use ISO1600 at this place, but now, ISO400 is good enough at the same place!
This is the twilight time in winter. But I still could handle with ISO400 without tripods.
If you want the same kind of lens for 35mm format, you will have to pay at least $2,000 and you have to deal with the weight which is like carring a rock.
When you think that way, this lens could be quite compact and reasonably priced.
I can say this is a quite reasonable high quality zoom lens which I can recommend to micro four-thirds users.
Another good news is… this is “Made in Japan” !!