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Panasonic-h-fs014045.10468659
7.3 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 8
8.0

Good standard zoom lens

Richard G. "kid's doc", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

Love love love!!

Diona, Amazon
25 February 2015
  • Summary: First off let me just say that this lens fits my needs which is perfect but I'm blown away by how fast it got to me! I ordered it two days ago (standard) and it was suppose to arrive on Friday. No complaints here though! I'm truly satisfied. No damages! I wish I could write a review specifically under "d-solution"'s profile. Lol I'm new to this but thanks!!
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Overall 10
10

My perspective: Panasonic 14-45mm vs Panasonic 14-42mm

sap, Amazon
14 February 2015
  • Summary: 14-45mm is hands down superior to the kit 14-42mm in construction and smooth function. My 14-42 has a stiff/sticky, cheap feeling zoom action. The 14-45mm does not leave the kit lens impression (which it used to be) at all, and is clearly of superior design and execution. A recent trip with the 14-42 on a GX1 body, on some pretty cold days, was a bit frustrating. Handling the camera and using the stiff zoom ring was awkward. Even on a tripod, it was a 2 handed operation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great starter/walkaround lens for BMPCC

tfedward, Amazon
28 October 2014
  • Summary: I actually use this lens on my BMPCC (Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera), so keep that in mind for this review. Pros: -Pretty good OIS for handheld shots. -Physical OIS switch. Even with the new firmware on the BMPCC that powers OIS lenses without a switch, I still prefer having the OIS switch to turn off when using a tripod. -Lightweight -Good zoom range for walking around town -Price -Sharp! -Size Cons: -My only real con is the barrel distortion at 14mm.
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Overall 10
10

Love it. Definitely better than my "stiff" kit 14-42mm ...

CJ "MazPharma", Amazon
10 October 2014
  • Summary: Love it. Definitely better than my "stiff" kit 14-42mm lens that was hard to use with the typical jerky lens extension. Foto quality is good, worth changing over.
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Overall 6
6.0

This does seem marginally better than the 14-42

Mina Carson, Amazon
25 September 2014
  • 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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