Panasonic 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica D VARIO-ELMAR review by abraxusss
12 April 2010
Summary: I must start by stating this lens is as sharp as the Olympus 12-60 mm F2.8-4 ED SWD. The images produced with this lens are simply superb. I have used both lens and prefer the Lecia. If you desire razor sharp images from a lens, this is a must have for all 4/3 users. The flare and chromatic abrreation control are outstanding. The image stablilation producted sharp images at 1/6 of a second. The optics of this lens are truly amazing !!!
Summary: This lens is mounted on my L10. I compared this lens to a Leica R 28-90mm Asph mounted on an R6 with Fuji Provia 400X film. This lens was sharper faster and produced an image every bit as good and better than its mega expensive R lens cousin of equivalent focal length. The image stabilization makes up for the slow speed and can be used hand held even in low light down to 1/10th of a second with minimal (read not noticeable) blur.