One is at Photographyblog
The other is at Lens Rentals
I should say how much I like the Lens Rentals blog. Great to read the reviews. Particularly when you you realise that they are not dealing, like you and I, with one-off lenses, but with whole batches. In this case Roger Cicala had seven of the Panasonic zooms to look at. Tends to give their reviews a bit more substance than other sites.
The review above is well worth a read. (As of course is the Photography Blog review)
Roger wrote this:-
Well, it didn’t quite meet my expectations, at least not at the 100mm end which is where my main interest was. But I’d set the bar pretty high.
On the other hand, it is certainly the sharpest m4/3 option I can get at 100mm, particularly stopped down to f/4. So I guess whether it met my expectations really isn’t important. It’s easily better than any other option, so I’ll be grabbing one. But I’ll probably whine about the price a bit."
I decided to have a look at the 100mm end of the zoom myself. I used it on my GH3, and shot a range of apertures at ISO 125, and processed the raw files identically via ACR in Photoshop CS6. Below are the 100% blowups.
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