Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 X Zoom Review - Part 6 - Comparison with Leica X2


Sometimes things don't go to plan. This was originally supposed to be a piece about the Leica X2. I had decided to do some tests to show how good the lens was and decided to compare it with the 12-35mm f/2.8 X Zoom on my Panasonic G3. I fully expected the X2 to produce sharper results, but that wasn't what happened. 

In fact the two are very similar and if anything, the Panasonic combination is slightly sharper. To let you see for yourselves I've uploaded a zip file full of raw samples here. There are G3 and X2 files shot at ISO's 100 (160 for G3) 400, 1600 and 6400. Apertures used are f/2.8, f/5.6 and f/11. I was also surprised at how close the high ISO results were. The X2 is better, but not by much.

Just shows how assumption and reality can be somewhat different!!

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