Summary: This is the second 14-45mm Lumix I've purchased. Listed as Used-Like New that's exactly what I recieved. I ordered both this and the previous example to replace the 14-42 I sold with a GH2, I use one of these on a GH3 (for something more compact) and one on a Lumix GX1. This is a very good "workhorse" wide angle (28mm equivalent) to "portrait perspective" telephoto (90mm equiv). Build quality is better than the 14-42 and the zoom is much smoother.
Summary: Awesome Lens, a bit pricy for its size. I like it and am amazed by its shooting abilities, which is almost as great as DSLR lenses. It's great for portraits, and has great shutter sensitivities. The only cons that I would say is that, it is not Vibration Reduction, so you might get some blurry images while shooting moving scenes such as sports :) Overall, I am impressed and love it :)
Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO review by ricky
5 February 2013
Summary: After comparing with Olympus 14-42, Panasonic 14-42, i decided to keep this high IQ zoom. it's comnenient for everyday use. But if you want go further, some primes are suggested, such as olympus 45 1.8d, sigma 19 2.8, and of cause 85 1.8d which is expected by every one.
Sharp, quality lens, superior to the inexpensive kit lens.
3 November 2012
Summary: Bought to go with the Panny G3 instead of the cheap 14-42 kit lens-poorest quality of all Panny/Leica lenses. This is a very sharp lens. Small and lightweight. Good build quality. No vignetting, sharp in the corners. Built in image stabilization that can be turned off. Worth the extra couple of hundred bucks for a nice lens. Cons: F3.5 widest opening.
Fantastic lens, 100times better than kit lens. Lovely AF super fast!
8 September 2012
Summary: Fantastic lens, 100times better than kit lens. Lovely AF super fast! It has beautiful colour rendition and works excellent with the Lumix G3. It works very well for filming as the AF is very quiet!!!!