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Keywords: Panasonic Leica-D Wide Mid Tele Zoom Four-Thirds O.I.S. Stabilized


J-Rod85

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 1
Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica D VARIO-ELMARIT review by J-Rod85
Review Date: 1/21/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $880.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Superb construction, aperture ring on LUMIX models, Sharp, Bright
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, aperture ring won't work on Olympus,

This lens in one of the main reasons why I bought a L1. I wanted to start with a bright zoom and this lens does not disappoint. This lens delivers sharp results and it is built very well.


The main drawbacks are its compatibility and practicality with the entire Four-Thirds system. Its image stabilization is only a benefit to users of Olympus 400 series or older DSLRs. The size and weight of this lens also makes it a strange fit on those small bodies. Also, only the mode 2 stabilization works on Olympus bodies and the aperture ring is inoperative.


Overall this is still a fantastic lens and comes recommended to anyone that wants a bright, quality, and stabilized standard zoom.
brandoneu

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 1
Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH MEGA OIS Leica D VARIO-ELMARIT review by brandoneu
Review Date: 11/6/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $525.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: relatively fast aperture (f2.8-3.5), sharp accurate focussing
Cons: flimsy plastic lens hood and cover, expensive, no weatherproofing

A very good lens optically. Sharp, vibrant colors. Mega OIS works as advertised, though I'd rather use the IS on the E-3 because the OIS in the lens only provides 2 stops.


Its plasticky exterior is a little disappointing considering its price tag and the weather proofing offered by Zuiko counterparts. The lens cap and hood comes off very easily, so you might need a UV filter for this lens.


If you've some cash to burn, this lens is priced at USD 900 on B &H / Adorama. So, if you can get a bargain, go for it! This lens will not disappoint.


 






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