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 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...
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Long zoom range, Rugged
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...
Pros: Compact Size, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Long zoom range
Cons: Close focus distance, F56 At Most Focal Length, Poor in Low Light
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus