CameraLabs (Click here) just posted the full Panasonic 7-14mm lens review. The lens got a “Highly Recommended” mark by Gordon (the reviewer). So far s good but…there is also a not so good news for Panasonic. A DVXuser forum member sent me the link to his post where he explains an issue encountered on the 12-35mm X lens. Apparently the IS remains active even if you set it as “off”. And that’s a real issue for long exposure pics and causes a “shimmer” on the image. There is an example you can see here at http://vimeo.com/59358100 (video is also embedded on top).
The tester came to the conclusion that “this lens is not very suitable for tripod work or still photography with long exposures“.
UDPATE: A very detailed report of the issue is also available at Personal View Forum. There are more videos to watch like this one:
I hope Panasonic acknowledges it!
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Panasonic 7-14mm lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay Panasonic 12-35mm lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay