Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO review by Rotremjr
18 January 2012
Summary: Lens buyed in kit with camera. An impressive image quality that can compete with some equivalent basic zoom lens kit provide with SLR (if we close at f/5.6 and f/8). Color rendering of the images is excellent. Excellent image quality in backlight condition. O.I.S. more efficient with the last lens update (V1.1). Samples (diaporamas) : http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/Rotremjr/Sol%20Rio%20de%20Luna%20y%20Mares/?
Pros: Excellent sharpness from border to center between f/5.6 and f/8
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO review by trentdp
10 August 2011
Summary: Considering this is now the standard lens with many of Panasonic's newer cameras, it is really very good in terms of Image Quality through the entire focal length range. For the average user, this will be a nice starter lens for both still and video recording. I use it on my GF2 which makes for a nice light weight combination with a good focal range. It is also a good choice on Olympus M4/3 cameras especially for video as it focuses very fast and silently.
Pros: Very good sharpness at all focal lengths.
Cons: More cheaply constructed than 14-45 (plastic mount, rough zoom)