Panasonic has been catering quite a bit to the professional crowd with their lenses. The 12-35mm f2.8 lens is no exception as it offers a focal length range equivalent to the very popular 24-70mm f2.8 lenses that are a mainstay in the bags of many photographers. But to sweeten the deal even more, Panasonic included optical stabilization and weather-sealing built into the lens.
As a lens with 9 groups and 14 elements, this couldn’t have been the simplest lens to design when you throw in the image stabilization and the weather sealing.
But if you’re looking for a zoom, we’re happy to say that without a doubt this is so far the best zoom lens that you can get your hands on in the Micro Four Thirds world.