Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G HD 14-140mm f4-5.8 ASPH/MEGA OIS
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Good value for money, Bit heavy but not such a big deal. Recommended
20 June 2014
Summary: It's a reasonably sharp lens both wide and telezoom. Don't expect razor sharp quality of premium lenses though. Picture quality is acceptable for simple photos (for the web, holidays, events) and DOF bokeh can be pleasing. No need for changing lenses quite often esp in fast moving events, perfect for traveling. Only drawback is it's quite big and heavy compared to other M43 lenses. But it's not that much compared to a DSLR equivalent so it's not such a big deal.
Good all purpose outdoor zoom lens for micro four thirds format cameras
Richard Boardman, Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: This is a great lens for outdoor work and well-lit indoor shots. It is incredibly sharp and offers a great range from 14mm all the way up to 140. If you're used to full-frame cameras or 35mm film cameras, double those figures for an accurate idea of actual performance. In addition can double the focal length up to 280mm for video work with no loss of quality which means you can get the equivalence of a 560mm lens when shooting 1080i video.
Great Zoom Lens for the Panasonic/Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras
Roger James "Doc", Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: This is an excellent image stabilized lens that works great on both my Panasonic GH2 and Olympus OMD-EM5 cameras. I turn on the image stabilizer for the Panasonic camera and off for the Olympus camera which has 5 axis image stabilization built in the camera. The lens itself has a very nice sturdy feel and the zoom turns smoothly. Image quality and color rendition is excellent with both cameras.
Summary: I used it during a high school pageant in the auditorium. I sat on the 11th row on the left side. The pictures quality beat my Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8. Of course, it is much more convenient as well. In addition, during video capturing, it hunted much much less for focus. Highly recommended if you do not mind the weight.
J. Murdock "Web editor, wedding photographer", Amazon
4 November 2013
Summary: I got this because the less-smooth zoom on the Olympus equivalent was a bit annoying. But while this was just as good at the Olympus when it came to results, it was a pain in the ass ergonomically. I have Olympus EM-5 cameras, and this lens simply was too large and heavy for my purposes. I went back to the Oly zoom and never looked back. I suspect that this lens would feel great on a Lumix GH-? model, but anything much smaller than that, I'm not sure.
Summary: Excellent all in one lens going from wide angle to medium zoom. Small and light (though a bit pricey). There is one glaring problem. The image stabilization on/off switch is on the left hand side of the lens right near the area of the turning the zoom grip. I immediately knocked out the switch which looks like a small light switch. I super glued it back into place as well as putting clear tape over the switch to prevent from knocking it out.