Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
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Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 ASPH LUMIX G review by Thoppa
10 April 2014
Summary: My lens tests the same as the SLR gear review - f/2.5 is okay, but from f/2.8 I have no complaints. The size and weight make it ideal for the GM1/EPL5 etc as a take anywhere camera. If they do an f/2.0 version with weather sealing, I'll trade it, but otherwise, this lens is a keeper.
Excerpt: I bought the Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 for my Blackmagic Pocket camera because I do not own any other micro 4/3 mount lenses. We bought this lens so that we can fly it on our freefly cinestar 8. Great build quality, sharp and its fast enough for what we shoot.
Excerpt: I use this for wide shots w/ my BMPC and it works great. No visible warping of any sort. Focus and iris both work great in compatibility with the on cam controls. The lens has a great depth of field when focused near or far. Only issue would be that the focus ring rotates endlessly, although much more expensive lenses do as well. However it doesn't take much rotation to focus throughout its range.
Excerpt: This lens is a great performer for street photography. I use it on my OMD EM5 and it produces excellent results. Having the minimum aperture of 2.5 is an advantage when shooting in P mode because you have a greater chance of getting multiple subjects at varying depths in focus. Focus is super fast and the output is very sharp. My only complaint is the chromatic aberration, which I hear is corrected in Panasonic cameras but not in Olympus cameras.
Excerpt: Nice to have a dedicated wide lens for the Panny, but 2.5 is only 'OK'. Love the size, quality's not bad, but it's not a '5 star' lens. Too bad, I sent it back. The kit lens is only a stop slower (though bigger).
Excerpt: I use this as an everyday walk around lens. Initially I purchased it over the Lumix 20mm because of it's compact size, but I use it more than the 14-42mm kit lens and my 40-150mm zoom because of it's fantastic image quality. Focus speed is great. Great build quality and while superficial combined with the E-PL5 it is a great looking set up. Not really a complaint, but it would be perfect if it was f1.7 like the 20mm. But considered by itself it is a great compromise.
Excerpt: The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens sits in the shadow of two Micro Four-Thirds legends. On the wide-angle front, the Olympus 12mm f/2 sets the standard for image quality. But it's a premium lens, so it probably doesn't drive anyone away from the 14mm. On the pancake front, the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 steals a lot of the 14mm's thunder. If you're here reading reviews about the 14mm, you're probably aware of the 20mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I just acquired this as a used item. I cannot see how it has been used. B&H is great as usual. Mounted to my G3 with a ND filter in front because Texas is sunny, it takes great movies and very fine snap shots..
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight