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Panasonic H-FS014042
8.4 out of 10

Panasonic H-FS014042

The H-FS014402 14-42MM Micro Four Thirds Lens has a continuous Read more

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Lumix 14-42 Review

David, Panasonic
4 September 2013
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor quality, hunts for focus constantly
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Overall 8
8.0

I've had two that were surprisingly good!

David Ruether, Amazon
1 September 2013
  • Summary: When I bought my first Panasonic G5 body from Amazon, it was (oddly...;-) $2 cheaper with the Panasonic 14-42mm G Vario lens than it was without it! So, it made perfect sense to get the lens.
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Overall 10
10

Shockingly sharp lens!

Lorenzo J. Valenzuela "busybody", Amazon
17 September 2012
  • Summary: My wife bought this as part of a used G2 kit here on Amazon. I have cropped and adjusted the lighting a little bit so that I can use it on Facebook. To me this lens seems sharp... so sharp that I worry about cutting myself while handling its files...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little lens!

Amazon
7 August 2012
  • Summary: I must admit, I shopped cheap for this lens. I found an Olympus Pen E-PL1 with the Zuiko 14-42mm kit lens included on Amazon Warehouse deals. I have a Canon dSLR Rebel T3i, but was wanting to go down with size and weight for certain occasions.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good IS but significant step down from 14-45mm

BostonMan, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I found the "Mega OIS" image stabilization to perform well for video but overall, this lens has poor optics in comparison to the 14-45 and does not allow you to extract the full capabilities of Panasonic's excellent M 4/3 technology.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much Better Than I Expected

PiddlinRob, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought a Panasonic G1 for the sole purpose of mounting Canon FD style lenses (totally manual operation requiring a custom adapter). I took an immediate liking to the G1 and photos it produced with the Canon FD lenses.
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Overall 10
10

light, small, inexpensive lens for daylight use

D. Brodsky, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I have read that 14-45 might be a slightly sharper lens, but I have Panasonic GF1. I don't have any of the large G or GH models. So for me, size matters. Since I bought GF1, the idea was to go small. What is the point of getting a small m4/3 camera and then mount large heavy lenses on it?
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Overall 8
8.0

Typical Kit Lens

Kailua Steve, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I'm spoiled. I bought the Lumix GF-1 body and 20mm lens separately. /That/ lens is a killer. It looks, feels, and functions like a high quality lens. Since this zoom lens was inexpensive I bought it to fill in for those occasions where I just couldn't "zoom with my feet." It works o.k.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother

Henry, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought the Panny G2 with this kit lens and the image quality does the 4/3 format injustice. In fact this lens is so bad, even my DMC-LX3 format comes out ahead in image quality. Seriously even lens from P&S cameras will outperform this lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid it if possible

Tom, Amazon
3 February 2012
  • Summary: When I purchased my GH2, I thought that it would be a good idea to purchase a camera that had a simple lens. I wanted something to get started as most people do. In retrospect, I would have been much better off buying the body only, and purchasing an aftermarket lens.
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