Excerpt: I shoot a lot of video interviews, talking heads, etc., among other things such as still product photography. This is an excellent general purpose lens for Panasonic cameras such as the AF100, GH3 and GH4. I've been using Nikon lenses with an adaptor, but there is just no substitute for the lens really "talking" to the camera the way this lens does on the Panasonic cameras, even when shooting full manual almost all of the time.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
[VIDEOGRAPHY] Must have for GH4 kit! Great O.I.S.!!!
Michael B., Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: Is it possible to fit such a great piece of glass into a small form factor? Yes. Great colors, great sharpness. As someone who made the switch from EOS to LUMIX, WOW. I. LOVE. MEGA O.I.S. Really, image stabilization is a BEAUTIFUL thing. If this lens was a fine wine, it would match perfectly with the GH4.
Excerpt: Having a low f-stop helps with bokeh effects and low light shooting. The lens is small, light and compact. Panasonic touches their lenses with a blue steel overcoat and red lettering, creating a beautiful product. I use the lens when I need auto fucusing for quicker shots (both photographs and video). Keeping the 2.8 f stop through the zoom is bonus. Other wise I use a prime lens if there is time to set up shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is tack sharp and has just amazing continuous auto focus that makes my video work much easier. It's also the best built micro 4/3 lens I've got my hands on to date which is certainly justified by the price tag. Thing is built like a tank. That said for a micro 4/3 lens it's "heavy" just not heavy enough to list it as a con.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction