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Panasonic-h-vs014140e-520789.34281466
8.8 out of 10

Panasonic H-VS014140E

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Lens for Video and Images

sonny, Amazon
30 January 2014
  • Summary: The quality and sharpness of this lens is great.I use a panasonic GH2 and have produced excellent video footage using this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Versatile, Compact 14-140mm Zoom

Terry from San Antonio, Adorama
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens is a bit heavy but makes it feel solid too. Manual zoom so no noise. I've gotten very sharp photos. Color seems accurate too.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction, Very Short
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good for What It's Meant To Do

WINN, Adorama
5 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is a superzoom with a focal length comparable to 28-280mm on a full size sensor. As such there is a tradeoff; weight and larger minimal aperatures vs convenience. The 14-140 is designed to be used on cameras capable of functioning very well at ISOs from 1600-6400 depending on the model its mounted on. This along with image stabilization makes it useful in many settings. It's great as an everyday lens. Teamed with a fast prime it is marvelous for travel.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Long zoom range, Rugged
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 6
6.0

Comparable to other long zooms

bmoag, Adorama
2 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this used from Adorama. Their ratings are conservative as I would have rated this as like new. Although I bought a Panasonic micro 4/3 dSLR to use with older lenses and adapters (Leica, Minolta et al) I kind of like the camera size and the image quality, at least in RAW, is quite good at reasonable ISOs for my personal uses.
  • Pros: Compact Size, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Long zoom range
  • Cons: Close focus distance, F56 At Most Focal Length, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

The biggest rivals for the 14-150mm ZUIKO lens

Ely Shemer, Amazon
5 May 2012
  • Summary: This lens is one of the biggest rivals for the 14-150mm ZUIKO lens from Olympus, while also offering image stabilization that is built-in and very fast speeds of auto focusing. While it does have these advantages, the price and the weight are also bigger. The best choice would be to buy this lens together with the DMC-GH1/2 camera from the same manufacturer, as part of the kit.
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Overall 4
4.0

not good for video

Adorama
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: is meant for photo not video, (i use it on panasonic af100) so it is kind of dark, and jerky to zoom, and the fact that has to extend is a bummer, sad part is supossed the best for my camera. hope panasonic makes some lenses meant for it.
  • Cons: Jerky zoom, Slow
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Overall 8
8.0

love this lens

Adorama
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my carry around lens . I have a 1.7 25 for low light and a 45 macro for close-up. All these can be carried in a small bag.
  • Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast with the Mega OIS, Rugged, Wide zoom range
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent walk-around lens

kniffendor, Adorama
26 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Got this to go along with my brand new Panasonic GX1 body. Yeah it's a bit on the slow side (gets above f5 by the time you get to 50mm), but as long as you're in good light this lens cannot be beaten in the general-purpose category. Plus, pair it with a Panasonic body and distortion & chromatic aberrations are automatically corrected in-camera even for RAW output. Expensive but a winner!
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

great lens for video and stills

br, Adorama
18 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Has that color pop you expect from a leica and very sharp, the autofocus for video's is astounding
  • Pros: Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

A. carr "Piquant Al", Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: big and heavy for such a compact light camera but it does the job.
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