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Panasonic-h-fs014042.33489014
8.4 out of 10

Panasonic H-FS014042

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

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic H-FS014042

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Overall 6
6.0

Sub-par

Sven Mueller "versmuellen", Amazon
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I love the camera but the 14-42-mm kit lens produces only sub-par photos. To get the most out of the camera, get yourself a 45-150 zoom lens and the 20-mm (1.7f-stop) prime lens (and, of course, other lenses should you want them). I use the 20-mm lens all the time, especially at night, when I carry the camera through cities for night photography. Photos taken with the 14-42mm (and the 14-mm too!
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Overall 10
10

It is the sharpest lens you can buy at F/8-F/10 at 14mm

Y. Michael Ma, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: If you're looking for edge to edge sharpness at 14mm (28mm equivalent) at F/8-F/10 specifically, this lens can't be beat. However, anything outside of that it starts showing why it's a budget lens. The zoom is rough. Don't expect smooth zooming during video.
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Overall 10
10

works like a charm

Seth K. Johnson "Kai293", Amazon
7 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens for my GH1. It's a great lens, and provides a cinematic look if fitted with an anamorphic filter.
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Overall 6
6.0

NICE MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD ZOOM

Brian Woodbury "TheStonerGuy", Amazon
4 December 2013
  • Summary: This zoom fits in nicely with my lens portfolio, and it seemed to take nice pictures on one occasion. I'm giving it 3-stars until I've used it more, and will update the ratings at that time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very Plastic

chris, Amazon
22 November 2013
  • Summary: lot's of plastic... not really what I expected from the picture... Looked like a little heavier gage plastic in the pictures. And mine was all black, not black and grey....
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Overall 4
4.0

Please Ignore this lens please...

Tankery "Tankery", Amazon
10 November 2013
  • Summary: I'm surprised anyone likes this lens. It works like an old 70-300 Canon lens you can get for a hundred bucks for Canon Dslrs. Plastic and cheap feeling and when you try to zoom it sticks and grabs and I hate it actually. It's not worth the money and it shouldn't be a kit lens. It should be put under your boot and stomped, when I think about it.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Panasonic 14-42 Work Around Lens

1atplay, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: This lens is adequate, in build the focus ring grabs when turned. From a youtube video I learned that it was possible to get somewhat average bokeh. Add the hundred dollar used price and you have a lens that teaches patience. The upgrade to this lens is a much better build, I recommend it for less than twice the price used.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price and for starters

Olive, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: Good lens! Cheap but good measure. A bit big for travelling and moving around. Good for starters at 3/4 mirrorless cameras!
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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. I had read several less-than-enthusiastic reviews of it, and had seen some samples of photos shot with it that did not inspire confidence, but I figured I could easily sell it cheap if it was too poor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Feels cheap

T. Hardin, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: The lens is okay. Just feels cheaply made. Makes it difficult to manual focus at times because it doesn't work smoothly. Panasonic could have done a better job with this.
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