Summary: Maybe I am one of the lucky ones. This lens is working perfectly and I like it a lot. None of the bugs or complaints described in other reviews have materialized after a month of using the Vario PZ 14-42 lens mounted on my Panasonic Lumix GR-6 camera. I really appreciate the smaller size after lugging my GR-6 around with the standard kit lens on it. The Vario PZ reduces the size and weight noticeably. I had some surprises using this lens.
Summary: I got this lens along with the DMC-G5 camera, and have been exceedingly dissatisfied with its poor results. So dissatisfied, in fact, that I spent $700 to replace it, and have come here to share my previous review of it: I recently purchased a Lumix DMC-G5XK camera, which came with the low-profile 14-42mm zoom lens (H-PS14042). The camera is wonderful, especially used with the Lumix 100-300mm lens! However, that low-profile standard lens is *very* disappointing...
Summary: I use this lens on my e-pm2. I also own, 14mm 2.5/f pancake, 20mm 1.7/f pancake and the 75mm 1.8/f lenses. I have been traveling a lot lately with work, and I wanted a general purpose lens I could take with me on my business trips. I got tired of the image quality of my advanced point and shoot camera and decided to carry my m4/3 rig with me instead. I wanted something small, but also something that can give me different focal lengths.
Summary: I got this lens on a lightning deal mounted on a Lumix GF3 (That's why it doesn't show as an Amazon verified purchase.) The price was less than the lens alone and would give me a spare pocketable camera with the Olympus body cap lens, so I gave it a shot. I have the new zoom mounted on my Lumix G5 and it is so much nicer and more compact than the kit zoom that came on my G5 which is cheaply built and rough zooming.
Summary: This is the best kit lens form lumix, even the quality of picture is not the best but from the size, it is best for everyday carry in your computer bag with acceptable picture quality.Normally i have full-frame set but at the moment i use lumix with this lens much more frequent. The proce if you buy it separately may be a bit high but i could find it from ebay in reasonable price.
Summary: This is a wonderful addition to my Oly PL 5 camera. Attached and unopened, it is a very compact lens, which allows the camera to slip into a coat pocket, ready to take beautiful pictures in an instant.
Summary: Lens is sharp; zoom and focus work very well. The design allows for a compact, pancake profile when the camera is off. The lens extends when powered up. The best solution if you want a four thirds camera with a nearly point and shoot footprint (It's still a bit larger of course).
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ review by PeteD
17 June 2013
Summary: When I bought the GX1 I deliberatly didn't buy the kit due to all the negative comments. After time I read a number of reviews from people I respect and decided that this would be handy for travel. Image quality? ok its not a 20mm f1.7 or a 25 f1.4 and as a kit lens it's not a Fuji 18-55 but it does a respectable job. I've not experienced the issue at selected shutter speeds that some have reported and I know a friend hasn't either.
Summary: Length:: 0:31 Mins This is just a quick operation of this zoom as I misplaced my actual test video... very sorry but I saw no one else had any video on this power zoom here so this is all I can share and I apologize. But, I can add that I did use it and it was surprisingly fast and accurate on the focus. I do not own it but Panasonic let me try it out and it was amazing but I reformatted the entire sd card with my images and results...