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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 3,5-5,6/14-45mm Asph

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 3,5-5,6/14-45mm Asph

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens, Good Value

Grant, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens but very small

Ryan G, B&H Photo
7 June 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Do NOT confuse with present 14-42

Madqdog, Adorama
1 April 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Bang for Buck

Dale, B&H Photo
7 March 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome!

Dave T, B&H Photo
20 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I love this product; crystal clear images. The only tiny drawback is the movement is a little noisy.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Should be the kit lens

ChuckP, B&H Photo
30 October 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: NONE, Poor macro
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, well made but long when zoomed to 45mm

P.K. Frary "Gochugogi", Amazon
2 October 2013
  • Summary: I have an Olympus E-P3 kit with 17mm 2.8 pancake. I love the pancake for candids and portability, but craved a zoom for outdoor shooting. After shopping around the Panasonic 14-45 landed on my doorstep. It's small compared to a DSLR zoom but still managed to propelled my wee E-P3 out of my pocket and into a camera bag. With the included petal cutaway hood, it's really long, especially when racked out to 45mm.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful, manual zoom

Todd C, B&H Photo
11 September 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Manual Zoom
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Overall 8
8.0

Good kit lens

Victor, B&H Photo
17 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is a simple and versatile kit lens for the Panasonic G series mirrorless cameras.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the money

dhovell, B&H Photo
29 July 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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