ThePhoBlographers take on the new Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens

ThePhoBlographer posted the full lens review and concluded:

You can probably tell by now that I don’t know how I feel about the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6. It joins a bunch of others as being mild-mannered options. Of course, you have to expect this of a kit lens. But for the new photographer who grabs a Panasonic S5, they’ll be semi-satisfied. I strongly recommend getting this lens with a few others. Sigma has some affordable L mount lenses. Specifically, their primes are wonderful. Leica goes off into the higher end of things. Panasonic is a middle ground in some ways. But in other ways, they’re also incredibly high end. Either way, it’s unfair to compare the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 to those other lenses. At the same time, you can’t get over it when you know what’s possible. This lens is also right around $600 by itself. Honestly, I’m not sure I’d buy it, but that’s just me.

You can get the lens for $597 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.

How to SET UP a NEW CAMERA for photography…

James Popsys:

I’ve finally got my hands on my new Lumix S5, and in this video I thought I’d walk through how I’m setting it up to photos, and video. This is my first new proper camera in about 3 years, so I can’t wait to get out into the mountains and start taking photos with it, now that I’m all set up with my custom modes…