Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH
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Ken, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is my first mico 4/3 system. I did not know what to expect from the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Was I ever pleasantly surprised. After a couple of days of shooting I got the perfect photo, (it usually takes a couple of hundred of photos before I'm satisfied with just one).
Excerpt: I wanted to have a lightweight lens that covered the focal lengths of my older Lumix 14-45mm and 45-150mm lenses. Too often, I'd take the 14-45 and leave the longer one in my room when travelling. I considered the earlier 14-140mm lens which was on sale, but at one pound it is too heavy.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, High quality images, Lightweight
Excerpt: I bought this lens, and it is a good lens for photography. However, when shooting video on a rig or handheld with the image stabilization on, it produces unacceptable jittery footage. It boggles the mind how bad the image stabilization is on this lens, completely rendering shots useless.
Excerpt: I have a variety of primes I like to use: 20mm 1.7, 45 mm 1.8, 60mm Macro, but needed a do it all lens for daytime photography with no bag. I originally purchased the cheaper 45 - 150, but found it to be lacking on the wide end.
Excerpt: Superzooms get a bad rep in reviews and bloggers' comments, but the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens really deserves a better reputation. It's sharp, contrasty and much nicer than any superzoom has a right to be.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp
Summary: I bought this lens as a 10X optical zoom for mostly video work. It's a good focal length however the POWER O.I.S. feature actually "causes" a jittering effect. Google "Micro-jitter" and you'll see many examples.
Summary: I do see what the reviewers are saying about how it keeps going in and out of focus. It actually does capture the photo out of focus if you hit the button at the wrong time. Otherwise, this is my new go-to lens because the distances are perfect for just about anything, especially while traveling.