Confessions Of A Lens Snob

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

Are you a lens snob like I am? You know the type: The lens’ aperture has to be f/2.8 or faster, primes are better than zooms, etc. Well, I’ve fallen into that trap lately. Panasonic has been loaning me some beautiful glass and cameras to go along with them. Last week I had to send them all back to be used elsewhere. How am I going to get along without the 12-35 f/2.8, can I really live without the Leica whatever?

Lumix 12-32

I decided it was time to get out the dreaded “kit” lenses. It felt like I was in a 7-11 buying $3.00 wine. Well, I wouldn’t be writing this if I had not seen the light, so to speak.


I put the Lumix 12-32mm and 45-175mm lens in my camera bag along with my favorite Panasonic GX7 camera and headed out and was quickly reminded how good these lenses are. They can be a little tricky to work with in low light, but the sharpness and image quality are great.