Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH
Image quality: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
The LUMIX G VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH standard zoom offers a versatile focal range and a fast maximum aperture in a relatively small package, backed-up by excellent image quality throughout the focal range, the best build quality of any Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens yet released, a tactile manual focusing system and impressively fast and quiet autofocusing. It is a little soft at F2.8 though, so it's best used stopped down to F4 for the best results, and the asking price of £999 / $999 makes it more expensive than most Micro Four Thirds bodies.