Excerpt: This lens seems to be a good value and it is getting me pretty clean images most of the time. I like the stabilization... I am still learning to use my camera and just getting to know the lens. While I would like to have the 12-35 GX Vario lens, this costs a fraction of the price with a similar range and probably 85-90% of the quality.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: The lens is amazing don't get me wrong but I am slightly disappointed by the size of it. It's not a huge deal but it just makes your camera look less professional and if you have bigger hands the focus ring may be hard to use.
Excerpt: While both this (14-45) and the 14-42 were first issued as kit lenses and neither would be considered prime, recall that the only "kit" this lens was ever on was an original G. It is, in my opinion, a far superior zoom for this range and my GX7 loves it. BTW, I kinda' like it as well.
Excerpt: I have been using this lens on my black magic pocket camera for travel. For it's price it is brilliant. It's range of zoom makes it quite versatile and the OIS does a good job of removing small shakes during hand held recording. A pixel watching fanatic will notice some quality artifacts but, again, for the price it is produces excellent picture quality.
Excerpt: My GX-1 came with the now-ubiquitous 14-42 which, upon testing, proved to be good but not excellent. I finally broke down and got the 14-45 at twice the price, which is superior in sharpness, color rendition, fringing, etc. It's only a little bit (8%-9%) better, but it make all the difference. I should have just bought the body and lens separately.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, External Ois Switch, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Sharpness And Color, Metal Mounting Ring, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Wonderful lens, better than the 14-42 kit lens that comes with the Panny GX1. I use this lens, the 45-175 zoom and 25mm prime as my main arsenal. The only lens I have used that is better in this range is the 12-35mm gx vario f2.8, but 20% of the price, this lens performs very well!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is a perfecly function, kit lens. It has a usable focal length range, stays crisp on both ends but could be quicker. A little slow and therefore the AF doesn't work as well in low light. Not a problem, manual focus works well and is simple to use.