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. I purchased the GX1 primarily for travel and like the small size and weight compared to my DSLR system. Took a chance and ordered the PZ; very, very happy that I did.
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. The dof was a bit digital looking, for me this was a problem. I returned this lens and chose to buy the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ.