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Panasonic-h-fs014045.10468659
7.9 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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Beyond average "Kit" lens

EDWARD A WRIGHT, Amazon
1 week ago
  • 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
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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 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
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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 10
10

One of the best lenses in this focal length range

A photographer, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: This is the lens that came with the Panasonic Lumix G1. I sold the outfit about a year ago. While I really don't regret selling the G1 (I discovered I do not like EVFs), I really miss that 14-45mm. It was/is a superb lens in every way. I was reminded of this recently when I printed some photos on 13x19 hot press inkjet water color paper. As well as being about as sharp as you could ever wish for, the lens rendition of color, tone and detail was astounding.
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Overall 10
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Panasonic Should Not Have Replaced This With The Cheaper Made 14-42

Bruce Foreman "Bif", Amazon
10 July 2013
  • Summary: I actually "hunted down" two of these. I let my 14-42mm "kit" lens go with the last GH2 I sold off. It was optically quite good but the cheaper plastic construction caused some "binding" in the zoom function. I wanted something like this as a general purpose "workhorse" wide angle to "portrait" perspective zoom lens.
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Overall 10
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Much better than the 14-42 kit lens

R. D. Hoag, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • Summary: First thing I noticed was this was a much higher quality lens than the plastic feeling Lumix Vario 14-42mm kit lens I bought first which I had to return because it wouldn't zoom smoothly at all. I have since read up on this lens and it is top rated by all the photo review sites. More money than the 14-42 Lumix Vario kit lens, but worth every penny.
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Overall 10
10

The best micro 4/3 ever.

R. Thomas, Amazon
5 May 2013
  • Summary: I have tried them all, this is the best of the Panasonic or Olympus mid range zooms. Since I live in Orlando I can take pictures of the same thing over and over and make comparisions. This is the sharpest, nicest for video work (built in IS) and has a little longer zoom range the the current 14 42 models. A good copy is expensive but worth it. The build quality is supurb, like an old time Nikon lens. The zoom is smooth and it will autofocus in a heartbeat. Get one.
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