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Panasonic H-PS14042

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Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ review by kshorter

kshorter, slrgear.com
26 February 2014
  • Summary: I've owned and used this lens now for a couple of years. Had read the reported issues with the shutter blur but kept looking back at the SLRgear chart of this lens performance, its price and the compact size and decided to take a chance. For two years this has been the default lens mounted to my Olympus OMD E-M5. If interested you can see a fairly recent example pic of my work representative of this lens.
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  • Cons: I've owned and used this lens now for a couple of years. Had read the reported issues with the shutter blur but kept looking back at the SLRgear chart of this lens performance, its price and the compact size and decided to take a chance. For two years this has been the default lens mounted to my Olympus OMD E-M5. If interested you can see a fairly recent example pic of my work representative of this lens. Data is on this link but I'll point out this image was shot at ...
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Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ review by gsartori

gsartori, slrgear.com
14 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens just for video due to the power zoom , I was convinced that it's a pretty bad piece of glass. I use sharp Nikon lenses on my D800E and I can't stand bad glass. Ended up being very good. It is always on my Lumix GH3 and I enjoy it very much. Too bad it doesn't start from 12. I do have a 16-85 on my APS-C Nikon and a 24-120 F4 on my D800 and I'd love to have a similar range on my GH3.
  • Pros: Sharp, convenient
  • Cons: none, bad press probably due to early samples
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact zoom lens for 4 third cameras

Bernard V. Bauer, Amazon
8 February 2014
Overall 10
10

machined well

Mack M. Warren "Baowolf", Amazon
27 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

A little precious lens always with me

r.maioli, Ebay
10 January 2014
  • Summary: When I chose to buy this lens I had read two reviews on it. So no surprise: it does what I expected. I like that it is so small, remembering that the best lens is the lens you have with you. Quality is not the best but really acceptable, or maybe something more.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect For Me

OC Dan, Amazon
2 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

A very good, very small mid-range power-zoom lens...

David Ruether, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought this 14-42mm compact mid-range (28-84mm-equivalent in 35mm fill-frame terms) power-zoom lens to accompany my 45-175mm power-zoom for video work - and both lenses zoom using the G5 and G6 on-body zoom levers, with zooming speed controlled by that plus a "Low/Medium/High" selection in the menus. Performance (in my particular sample) is quite good, with very good sharpness to the corners throughout its zoom range by f8.
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Overall 10
10

A very good class ...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 December 2013
  • Summary: I read a number of reviews concerning the quality problems with the lens ... and had hesitated about getting it. After a bit tired with using prime lenses (I mean I had to change them--17mm, 20mm, & 30mm--often for different distances) and a bulky zoom lense (14-42) for my small DMC GF (yes, the zoom lens is relatively big for GF), I finally got it for my trip to Italy, Of course, I see the quality difference with 17mm and 20mm in low light, but this small PZ lens is not...
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Overall 10
10

works great with my Lumix G5

Tom Trails "Tom Trails", Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: I was a little nervous by some of the negative reviews, but the compact size was too much to resist trying. I don't see any image issues with this lens on my G5. Maybe it doesn't do as well with the earlier models in the series, I don't know. But the ability to have some telephoto zoom capability in a compact format keeps the whole package ultra portable, which is why I got the Lumix in the first place.
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Overall 6
6.0

An OK Lens if Size Is Important

physicsGuy, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: Not super-sharp on my GH2 but OK. It is a compact zoom after all. I updated the firmware right away. I don't know how much it s afflicted with the often-reported double or blurry imaging in the shutter speed range of 1/60-1/400 sec because I haven't pixel peeped for it. I don't see it at normal magnifications. The GH2 is a heavier model camera so is less prone to the shutter vibration problem.
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