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Keywords: Panasonic G-Series Wide Mid Tele Zoom Micro-Four-Thirds HD O.I.S. Stabilized Tested


halfmac

Registered: November 2005
Posts: 11
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD review by halfmac
Review Date: 12/13/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $450.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Small for reach, Great for video outdoors, Good walk around lens
Cons: Slow aperture, heavy compared to other m4/3 lenses

Lens is Sharp and takes very good stills but needs a lot of light because of the starting aperture at F4.0


Much Better than the kit lens for video because it is silent while focusing. Lens IS helps a lot too especially for the E-PL1 which only has in body IS which doesn't help with video.


Disadvantages are it's a heavy lens and not especially suited for small cameras like GF1 or EP series because of the bulkiness. It balances much better on the GH1.
trentdp

Registered: September 2006
Posts: 26
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD review by trentdp
Review Date: 8/10/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $640.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent build and ergonomics
Cons: A little soft at 140

The IQ from 14-100 range is very good as indicated by the tests at this site. I agree with comments of other raters. This is the supreme 10XZoom lens for M4/3 cameras for video recording as nothing else compares with it's smooth/silent AF during video and relatively quick acquire of focus. It is a bit heavy on the smaller cameras but great balance on the G1, GH1 and GH2. It gets a bit front heavy even on the new G3 and all the Olympus M4/3 cameras. Many reviewers consider the lens a good fit on the GF1 and GF2 but a little out of proportion on the GF3.
It is my perfect vacation lens.
SETI

Registered: April 2007
Posts: 20
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD review by SETI
Review Date: 3/12/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $700.00| Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Silent work,good construction,sunshade
Cons: soft,price

Great lens for video ! Absolutely silent, fast. But not as good for still pictures - need to use f/9 to achieve best results
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Ocean

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 21
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD review by Ocean
Review Date: 7/31/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: small, good build, sun shade, no CAs, very sharp for a zoom
Cons: heavy, thick, OIS could be better, no really good near performance

better than Olympus 14-150 mm, but heavy and expensive
m43

Registered: April 2010
Posts: 1
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD review by m43
Review Date: 4/27/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $600.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Good Sharp Lens for stills and good especially for Video
Cons: Heavy for Micro Four Thirds, largest aperture is F4 so needs a lot of light

Lens is Sharp and takes very good stills but needs a lot of light because of the starting aperture at F4.0


Much Better than the kit lens for video because it is silent while focusing. Lens IS helps a lot too especially for the E-PL1 which only has in body IS which doesn't help with video.


Disadvantages are it's a heavy lens and not especially suited for small cameras like GF1 or EP series because of the bulkiness. It balances much better on the GH1.


 






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