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8.5 out of 10

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 10
10

Very pleased.

Lane, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this to be used as a value zoom lens with OIS and I have not been disappointed. The image is nice and it has a decent weight to it. Works well with my BMPCC.
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Overall 10
10

Best Standard Micro 4/3 Zoom

MalcolmL, B&H Photo
9 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I can hardly fault this lens. Its sharp except in the very corners where there is a hint of softness wide open. It focuses fast and accurately, the colours are pleasant, CA is there but is a small fraction of what you would expect to see, the micro-contrast is excellent and there macro contrast has a good balance. For the price point, this lens represents excellent value for money. Compared to the Olympus 14-42 11 R which I owned briefly, there is no comparison.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Clarity

JohnLW, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: For a moderately-priced lens, this one works quite well. Images are sharp and clear. No evidence of "Shutter Shock." I use it with my Panasonic GH4 camera.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great service and lens

Larry, B&H Photo
9 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The sales rep was very patient with me as I looked at this lens and others. Turned out it was a good choice and the sales rep was excellent.
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Overall 10
10

great lens with valued price

Ray, B&H Photo
20 December 2013
  • Excerpt: It is better than my expectation. It focuses fast and silent and also has OIS function with quite. Manual forcus is another pleasure.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0

fine performer

villageidiot, Panasonic
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Quick, fun to use lens, gets the results, fast focus, capable of even poetic, fascinating images. The only limit is what you can do as a photographer.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to use, Convenient, fun to use
  • Cons: zoom action a bit sticky
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Overall 10
10

Works good

On a cruise, B&H Photo
28 August 2013
  • Excerpt: No problems
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

exceeds expectations

camerazz, B&H Photo
6 August 2013
  • Excerpt: In the short time I have had the 14-45 lens, I have taken quite a few photos of various subjects and under different light conditions. The color and detail never cease to amaze me. The lens is on a Panasonic G5 and they seem to be an excellent match up. After reading some reviews that said the lens did not do well under low light situations, I am pleased and a bit surprised the results are not bad at all.
  • Pros: Bottom Line Great Result, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

The Original is the Best

M4/3 downsizer, B&H Photo
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Got the 14-42 as a kit with Lumix G5. Always felt something is lacking in picture quality when compared to shots thru the Lumi 20. Debated about getting pretty well the same lens with the 14-45. IT'S NOT THE SAME LENS ! Made in Japan, much smoother zoom (still not as slick as the new 45-150), metal mount.... Do real justice to the wonderful G5. Only problem now....what to do with the 14-42..
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Construction, Handy Switch For Ois, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Good cost-benefit ratio zoom

Parnelli, B&H Photo
17 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Multiple user field reports and standard lens tests confirm that this is a very fine kit zoom if you can put up with the inevitably slow (and variable) maximum apertures that come with such lenses. Its a great general purpose lens. (Shallow depth of field and "nice bokeh" generally isn't too important to me and besides I have other lenses for those effects.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Very good Image Quality
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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