differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Shorter 24 mm vs 74 mm
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3.1x shorter
Smaller diameter 56 mm vs 68 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Cheaper $159.99 vs $769.00
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The best price we've seen is $609 cheaper (4.8x less)
Slightly lighter 70 g vs 305 g
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4.4x lighter
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Learn more about
the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Reasons to consider the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
More magnification 1:2.9 (0.3) vs 1:7.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2.5x larger in your photo
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Panasonic X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
12 mm
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12-32mm f/3.5-5.632 mm
X Vario 12-35mm f/2.835 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Competitors

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,549 - $1,699

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Wide angle lens

$799 - $1,898

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Length Slightly longer
Placeholder

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Nikon-f

Low light lens

$674 - $699

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6

Wide angle lens

$549

Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.

Wide angle lens

$211 - $248

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Length Longer
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Wide angle lens

$199

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

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