Excerpt: Really suprized at this lens. The fact that something so small can produce such a nice image. Again dissapointed in the hogh stop limit (3.5) but understandable in such a small lens with a servo zoom.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am so impressed with this lens. Really top quality optics. Love the power zoom and focus features - I use it in on a Blackmagic Design Studio Camera, so it being active allows me to remotely control it. Brilliant and really useful.
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ review by pietro
15 September 2015
Summary: Most bad reviews seem to have come about because of perceived shutter shock or blur, and this lens is not alone in that by any means. There is a simple fix if you're worried - google it.
Cons: Most bad reviews seem to have come about because of perceived shutter shock or blur, and this lens is not alone in that by any means. There is a simple fix if you're worried - google it. On my EM10 this lens works great, not quite as sharp as the 14-45, which I just reviewed, but much smaller and...
Summary: I use this as my primary lens on m GX7 works great is sharp. i tend to use AE-L button on the rear for focus so don't worry taht this is a focus by wire lens. it collapses flat like a pancake and becomes compact when in my camera bag. Highly Recommended!
Summary: I bought this for my gh4 and I'm very please with it. For the price, I can't really complain; it gets the job done and everything looks nice and crisp. Very good bokeh effect and has a good depth of field.
Lens quality is fine, but it's terribly ugly and the sliders are not fun to use.
C. Hedstrom, Amazon
7 August 2015
Summary: I won't comment on the quality of the lens, there are enough reviews of that here and on the Internet about it and the general consensus is that it's fine. It's very compact but I couldn't get used to the buttons for focusing and zooming. Made my GX7 feel like a camcorder and not a camera.
Summary: I loved this lens, great quality for photo, I was looking for a good lens for video and this is a really good one, i do surf videos and for landscapes and interviews it's amazing. BUT It worked fine for a year then it stopped working out of the blue.