Kit Lens Vs Pro Lens Featuring the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8

What’s the difference between a kit lens and a professional grade lens? That’s the topic of today blog. The difference is very minor and sometime necessary.

A kit lens let you enjoy photography straight way. Not need to look for a lens to suit your needs. Just snap happy. It comes with the camera that you have purchased so it didn’t cost you anything.

However the image quality and the build is not the the professional standards. Pro looks for build quality in a lens more than anything. Pros used the lens more often hence the build must be good.

Imagine a lens broken in your bag. A pro cannot risk this in a wedding or an important gig. That’s why pro lens existed for the peace of mind of professional photographers or videographers.

It does not mean that you cannot take great photos with your kit. Far from the truth actually. You can take great photo with any lens not just pro lens can do it. I have a take on it in the video below. Check it out below.

The one pro lens that I have right now is the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8. If I can have only one lens in the world then I would have just this lens. It has travelled with me and have never failed me in any situations.

Gear Used/Demonstrated for Video and Photos: All Links are Affiliated

Galaxy S8

Rode Wireless Go

Rode Microphone Videomicro

Manfrotto tripod

Panasonic Lumix G7

Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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