05-10-2017, 10:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-10-2017, 10:50 PM by Klaus.)
Even worse. There's the phenomenon that DSLRs are getting bigger & heavier the higher you climb up a mountain!
Back in the days I once carried an EOS 3, a Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8 and 100-300mm f/4 across a 5000m pass in the Himalayas - 3Kg or so. I think I had balls of steel back then. But no longer ... :lol:
I'm still wondering how many mummies with (D)SLRs are hidden in the ice there because they didn't make it!
At least the batteries stay fresh.
Quote:In advance of your review - this article compares the relatively expensive PanaLeica 12-60 to the cheapo kit Lumix 12-60. As far as I can tell from this review, there's virtually no difference in AF and IQ between them (ignoring other factors that influence price). That sounds a bit surprising and disappointing so your review/opinion and comparison between these 2, and the just tested Oly 12-100 will be very interesting indeed.
Actually, the price difference is less than with lenses which are similar from other manufacturers (they're often a factor 2.5 to 3 going from consumer grade to pro lenses). Essentially the 12-60 PL is a professional grade lens, 2/3 to a full stop faster, has switches for IS and MF, unlike the consumer version, and is weatherproofed.
Also, if you study the image samples carefully, you may find that contrast with the PL is better than with the Lumix.
All in all, the price difference is not unreasonable IMO.
Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 11 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II, Pen F and Panasonic GM5 with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....