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.
Summary: Got this lens because it was f/3.5, instead of f/4.0. I like that it is so small, too. I do wish it had the regular zoom ring, but given that the lens is pretty inexpensive, I can live with it.
Summary: After reading ALL reviews I could find I was reluctant to try it. I have the original 14-42mm that came with my GX1. While it takes decent pictures it is not an easy lens to use. Sticky to adjust from one position to another. Not a small lens.
Great lens; retracts to a very small size which ...
Denise Chase, Amazon
5 January 2015
Summary: Great lens; retracts to a very small size which allows the camera to be put into a pocket. The zoom button on the barrel takes a little getting used to, but that's a fair compromise for a lens this small. I have not noticed any lens distortion but I am not a professional photographer.
Summary: I am not a fan of this lens. I am not sure what really turned me off but it just did not make me take pictures. Off center this lens delivered images which were not sharp and introduced a lot of CA. At wide angle (14mm) I also noticed some barrel distortion.