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Panasonic-h-fs014045.10468659
7.7 out of 10

Panasonic H-FS014045

Micro Four Thirds System StandardLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

This does seem marginally better than the 14-42

Mina Carson, Amazon
5 days ago
  • Summary: Try the new 12-32, built for the GM1, before you praise this one to the skies. This does seem marginally better than the 14-42, but not the game changer that many are calling it.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic 14-45 lens. Being a tad longer i was really hoping that the range would make the purchase worthwhile and it did.

R. Hopkins, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: I did some very deep reading and came up with this lens after a very nice article in dpr review. I bought this lens after reading that well done article.
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Overall 10
10

Beyond average "Kit" lens

EDWARD A WRIGHT, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Know it all Camera Gurus often refer to kit lenses as "crap". This lens proves them completely wrong. My new Panasonic GH4 micro four thirds camera didn't come with a kit lens so I started "researching" - reading online reveiws looking for a good budget lens solution. I needed a good all around lens and it had to be a native "MFT" lens so it would work with my camera's electronics and spare me the cost of getting an adapter.
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Overall 10
10

Well priced for it's quality

Éric Bouveron, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: Certainly not the best in the world, but this lens is good enough for me, as a non pro. Seller was perfect too. If you need a small zoom for a 3/4 camera, you may well consider that one.
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Overall 10
10

Great Kit Lens!

1inventor, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I have an EPL1, EPL2, EP3 and EP5. I have owned the 14-42 original, II and IIR and this by far has the best resolution. It truly is the best kit lens you can get for the money. Microcontrast and sharpness is noticeable compared with the other lenses. The fact that it came with a lens hood is another big plus. I ordered mine used, from C & K Inc. directly from Japan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good general purpose lens

Customer, Amazon
6 February 2014
  • Summary: Good kit lens. Not as fast as the 12-35 f2. 8 but then I had this one shipped to my door for one fifth the cost
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Overall 10
10

Excellent service from seller Yohei. Excellent lens prefer to 14-42

jason shaw, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a great lens. I am very happy with the results and have been using with a variable ND filter. Manual focus is smooth and auto is also spot on.
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Overall 10
10

Good lens

John McQuitty, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I really like this lens. It is head and shoulders better than the 14-42 kit lens that came with my camera. The 14-45 lens operates smoothly, has metal mount, and a "quality feel" to it, and is much sharper - especially in the corners than the kit lens. This older 14-45 lens is far and away better in all respects. Panasonic has recently come up with a much better 14-42 kit lens, and I understand it is considerabley better than my original. I hope so.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm Zoom Lens

John F. Bush Jr., Amazon
24 November 2013
  • Summary: Small and compact lens. I purchased this lens because it had stabilization and I found out it was an essential feature to have after my last photo trip. I can still put the camera with lens in my pocket and not have to carry a camera bag.
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Overall 6
6.0

CONSIDERING 1445 vs the "lesser" 1442 ????

Bears Fan Jim "qm2-703", Amazon
21 November 2013
  • Summary: Did not get enough observable improvement over the supposedly less well regarded 14-42..... Tests were run at several f stops, several zoom settings, and ISO from 200-3200, then viewed on a Samsung 40" 120hz TV.....Actually, neither one was the overall equal to a Sony NEX 18-55 tested at the same time at same settings....... AWB was off outdoors, again compared to the Sony, but I think this was the G5 body at fault.
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