When we called the Panasonic 16-35mm f4 PRO in for review, we were pretty excited. Panasonic has done a positively stellar job of designing lenses for the L mount system. But when looking at prices, I was scratching my head.
One would think that the Panasonic 16-35mm f4 PRO would be the affordable wide-angle zoom amongst the lineup of lenses. But the truth is that it isn't. Sigma's 14-24mm f2. 8 is a bigger lens that lets more light hit the sensor. And it's more affordable than the Panasonic 16-35mm f4 PRO. As I sit in my office typing that sentence, I'm still perplexed as to why. The Panasonic is an excellent lens in every single respect. But I, along with many, would sooner reach for an f2. 8 lens if they could. That's also not to say that the Panasonic 16-35mm f4 PRO isn't a great performer. In fact, it's exceptional. . thephoblographer.com