REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G X ASPH. O.I.S Micro Four Thirds Le
1 December 2011
Excerpt: This compact standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras covers a range equivalent to a 28-84mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a unique compact design and optical image stabilisation. It is currently available as a kit with the Lumix G1X camera and can be picked up on its own for around £370. It is unique because it uses motors to drive the zoom and manual focusing, and this design has allowed Panasonic to create a lens that is only 26.8mm deep when not in use.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS Lens
1 December 2011
Summary: A premium, 14-42mm powered pancake zoom lens for Panasonic's G Micro series cameras.The Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S retractable zoom lens provides a compact and lightweight alternative to Panasonic's standard G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. Roughly half the size and weight of the earlier lens, it's offered with the latest G Micro series cameras, and was provided for our review of the new Lumix DMC-GX1.
Pros: It's offered with a camera body (you save almost $300 when the lens is bundled with the GX1, for example)., You want a compact standard-range zoom lens for everyday and travel photography and movie recording., You require fast, controllable focusing and zooming. Don't buy this lens if :, You take a lot of backlit shots and prefer using a lens hood., You don't require the powered focus and zoom features., You don't have a Micro Four Thirds system camera.