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


Marriott

Registered: October 2010
Posts: 4
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Lumix G Vario review by Marriott
Review Date: 7/23/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $119.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Small, light, sharp.
Cons: Mine is a plastic mount, but it's no problem at such a light weight.

This lens will get no respect because it's a "kit" lens. Too bad. It is as excellent as reviewed here. You can get that last bit of quality and speed in another lens for sure, but you will pay far more and it will be decidedly heavier. Compared to my Pana/Leica 25 at 5.6, there's not a dimes worth of difference, just a tiny bit more micro contrast in the center. It is almost always on my GX7, and it never fails to delight me with its competence. They can be had on Ebay, new, (detached from GF6s) for a song. You will probably never find a better deal.
lightknight

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 21
Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH MEGA O.I.S. Lumix G Vario review by lightknight
Review Date: 4/20/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $200.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Light, sharp, cheap, good OIS. Unbelievable....
Cons: ? Speed

The performance of this lens is hard to believe. I have the Oly 12-40 F2.8 Pro. This lens is half the weight 20% of the cost and has 90% of its performance. Period.
I bought this with the Panasonic GF6 as its kit lens. It converted me to M4/3 so I got an OMD M1. This lens is responsible!


 






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