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Panasonic-h-fs014042.33489014
8.5 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 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 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 6
6.0

Feels cheap

Mazarati, 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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Overall 6
6.0

ehh

Caisson Films, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: Ok i guess, it feels kind of cheap, I bought a converter to use canon lenses and Im much happier
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Overall 6
6.0

Choppy Zoom ... OK optics

Pat JP "Dorlis972", Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: I got this lens as the lenskit for my GF5 and i was shocked to see that the zooming was choppy. This is not an ideal situation for filming (why allow the zoom to be used if the image goes out of focus and jumps when zooming). I come from a SONY NEX (5n) background and even though the standard zoom lens given with the basic kit is cheap and slow optically, it is butter smooth when zooming. I've ordered the 14-45 Panasonic lens as i hear this isn't an issue for that lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent, but not the best

Joseph Mills, Amazon
1 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this lens a while back to use with my EP-2 and have to say I am a little disappointed. It is a decent lens with a moderate zoom and focuses relatively quick, but the image quality is where things go down hill. Try to use this during the day when there is good light. If not you may find yourself looking at grainy and off color images. It is a very inconsistent lens. For everyday daytime use, this lens is not bad especially the lower cost.
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