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8.6 out of 10

Panasonic H-PS14042

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Overall 8
8.0

quite good delivery

Poignant, Amazon
5 October 2014
  • Summary: item corresponds to what I expected, quite good delivery performance
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Overall 6
6.0

Not my cup of tea

Omer Terrason, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Reliable service

Mario R "kewlkitty", Amazon
1 September 2014
  • Summary: The product came as advertised and a day earlier than expected. It will prove to be a valuable contribution to my lens kit.
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Overall 10
10

I strongly suggest it for video

G. Sartori, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • Summary: Compact and pretty sharp, good motorized zoom, transformed my GH3 into a real camcorder with tremendous quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Amanda, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: Paired with lumix cameras you can't really complain I just wish I had known about other lenses
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Overall 8
8.0

The lens has performed well so far.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: I am still learning the PZ 14-42 lens. I like the compact package this lens makes on the GX7. A very handy package. I have not had any problems that cannot be attributed to operater error. Now that the weather has moderated I will use this product more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Compact Kit Zoom

Jeremy, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: This lens works great on the Panasonic GX7. This lens is very compact and lightweight. The optic quality is also excellent. The silent zoom and focus operation are nice for video. I upgraded from a Nikon D70, Canon point and shoot and video camera. With this lens the GX7 takes the place of all of those and does a better job. The only negative I have found so far is that the zoom lever is awkwardly placed.
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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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Overall 10
10

Sharp !

Giovanni Abrate, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens refurbished and I was aware of the problems some had encountered with double images at some shutter settings. I ensured I had the latest firmware in camera (Lumix GF1) and lens and I have found no trace of the problem. I understand the latest firmware is supposed to have resolved the problem: from what I can see, the lens is sharp as a tack and shows a very high contrast level.
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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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