Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
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Just what I was looking fir
Dan, B&H Photo
19 February 2015
Excerpt: Given my 40 years of semi and full professional photography I have used many pieces of equipment, mainly large, funky, and heavy. Going to this new 4/3 system with small lens us combined with the size photographs that I print these days – – nothing larger than 11 x 14 – – this lens works very very well for me. I have no need to be overly concerned about potential or imagined aberrations to this lens. I will recommend it highly to anyone who asks.
Excerpt: Smallest lens out there for m43. It makes my e-pl1 pocketable. I can only imagine what it'd be like on something like a gm1. Some have noted that it's not as good as the 20mm. Well.. maybe it isn't in terms of image quality. Actually, for sure it's not as good. But keep in mind, the 20mm is legendary. That doesn't mean that this inferior optic is not sharp, in fact its razor sharp, even wide open. It's sharper than the kit lenses and well, it's a whole stop faster.
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: 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.