Could this lens do away with the need for other lenses?
23 May 2015
Summary: I am giving the lens a 4 star rating mostly because I have not had the time to do side by side comparisons. My general impression is that the lens is far sharper than the 14-42mm lens that came with the camera. I can see us carrying this lens alone with no other lens. I do have a 45-200mm lens also.
Excerpt: This is a great multi-purpose lens that is the perfect starting point for shooting with the Panasonic GH series. I have found that when shooting video there are some issues - including automatic focus motor sounds and seeking focus while in the middle of a shot where there is no movement and the...
Excerpt: I use this on my Blackmagic Pocket Camera and love it as an all around lens. It's a little slow but has a sharp focus and is nice and light. Image stabilzation works great and it has a solid build quality.
Excerpt: I got this lens with the Black Magic Pocket mainly because it was one of the higher-rated lenses for micro-four-thirds systems. I gotta admit, it was better quality than I expected. High quality plastic outer-shell with a nice weight.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased the Panasonic GM1 camera- fabulously wonderous!! Wanted to go for a bit more distance and decided to purchase the 14/140mm lens for it. I had great resistance to obtaining a lens as I wanted to keep it simple as the camera with accompaning lens of that camera already is awesome.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens was better than I thought it would be. It's not too sharp but looks great with the GH4 footage. If you don't like the extra sharpness look up the GH4 this lens will be perfect. But because of the f-stop it's better suited for outside shooting.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens after trying out a friend's copy. It makes my Panasonic G5 a little front heavy but the extra weight is worth the effort. My lens seems sharp at all focal lengths and distortion is well within the acceptable range for a lens of this focal range.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction