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Panasonic H-FS014042
8.6 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 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pansonic 14-42mm kit lens review

g9000K, Amazon
21 May 2013
  • Summary: Pros: 28-84mm focal length in 35mm equivalent with Pan 2x crop factor, OIS, great shallow depth of field Cons: very hard to zoom, not consistent, makes mechanical cracking noise, seems like my GX1 need lower F stop or wider Aperture in low light to compensate digital noise in videos...
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Overall 4
4.0

OK, but feels cheap.

R. D. Hoag, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought one of these and had bad luck.. it was very sticky/jerky trying to zoom in and out; probably just a bad one, but I also noticed that it sort of felt cheap. I ended up paying more for a Lumix Vario 14-45mm and was amazed at the higher quality and advanced features with the OIS control, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap Lens And It Shows In Almost Every Aspect

JJG, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I received this lens as part of a GF5 kit. Before purchasing the kit I was aware of its reputation of not being a stellar lens and yet I have still been disappointed. For several years I managed a professional photography store and tested many kit zoom lens.
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Overall 4
4.0

Toy lens

Frank Paris, Amazon
21 June 2012
  • Summary: I just invested in a Panasonic DMC-G3 system and got the 45mm Leica 1:1 macro, 7-14 zoom, and 45-200 zoom as companion lenses. I used a Nikon D2x with 13 lenses for years previously so have considerable experience with build quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK optics but terrible build

hootdoodie, Amazon
26 October 2011
  • Summary: I've been a professional photographer shooting Canon for over 30 years. I bought a LX5 as a "point and shoot" and it is an amazing little camera. I was thinking that the GF2 would be similar with even more goodness. Gave the LX5 to my wife and bought the GF2 with this lens.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother

Henry, Amazon
7 April 2011
  • 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 4
4.0

Good IS but significant step down from 14-45mm

BostonMan "BostonMan", Amazon
16 January 2011
  • 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 4
4.0

Eine launische Diva

Matt P., Amazon
2 March 2013
  • Summary: Tja, eigentlich ein tolles Objektiv, superkompakt und mit durchaus nützlichen Brennweitenbereich für den Alltag. Leider hat mein Exemplar an 3 verschiedenen Kameras (2x GX1, 1x GF1) genau die geleichen Probleme, wie schon in diversen Foren beschrieben wurde.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mechanische/optische Probleme?

oluv, Amazon
20 February 2012
  • Summary: Das x14-42 wäre eigentlich das perfekte Kit-Zoom für kompakte Systemkameras wie die Lumix GF1-3 oder Olympus EP1-3 etc... Das Objektiv ist sehr klein und überraschend leicht, es ist kaum größer als das 20mm Pancake und sogar deutlich leichter.
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