Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH
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Ok for still, horrible for video
tt, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I mainly shoot video with my GH4. I first thought this lens is a bit slow but it has a good zoom range. I bought it and I was horrified when I zoom, the focus breathing was so bad that it will definite kill any job.
Excerpt: I bought this as a first lens to go with a new GH4. After a few days of shooting I can say I really like this lens for overall usage and certainly for stills. The autofocus is crazy fast and quiet, the zoom range is nice, and the light weight/compact size is absolutely wonderful. Of course the focus by wire is awkward for video purposes, but that's why my next purchase will be a manual lens. For a first m43 lens, I like this one.
Excerpt: this lens does wonders in well lit conditions and even simi low lit conditions. i give it 4 stars only bc the only thing this les lacks is good performance in low lighting. but other then that its an amazing lens to start with. extremely silent focusing. amazing imagery.
but the resulting images are good enough for my editors and the quality control minions ...
Harry Whiteleggs, Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: Not the sharpest lens in the world (no extended range lens ever is), but the resulting images are good enough for my editors and the quality control minions at my finicky stock agency. The range makes it an ideal lens for travel photography. I'm so happy with my original purchase, I bought one for my wife.
Excerpt: This lens is sharp. Period. Specially on the sweet spot, somewhere between 5.6 and 8, more than enough for me.For me the whole idea of smaller sensor systems is to be light and mobile so a lens this small with that reach is great. I don't see myself buying 2.8 zooms but to each his own.Outside the sweet spot this lens is not that great.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Image stabilization, Lens Is, Lightweight
Excerpt: I used the previous version this 14-140 lens for a few years. But dropping half a stop and half a pound was just too much to resist for a hiking setup, combined with my Panny GX7. 1.5 pounds for a high quality, 28-280 equivalent walk around total rig really makes a difference. Optical quality seems good. Minimal lens flare doing a session of snow shots into the sun. I am stepping around the lens jitter issue by shooting with the electronic shutter.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I suspect that this evaluation may not be popular, but that's not what reviews are for. My honest assessment: I was excited about this lens. I have been shooting with a 100-300mm and a 45-175mm on my GH3, and the 14-140mm would be the perfect complement--decent wide angle and enough reach to cover most of what I would do with the 45-175mm (the latter has power zoom, so I would still prefer it for video).