Last updated (18 November’11):
– Review by Photozone
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS is a standard kit zoom lens. The lens features 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm) at focal length with maximum aperture of F4.0 (Wide) – F5.8 (Tele). The lens construction has 17 elements in 13 groups (4 Aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses) and has diagonal angle of view at 75° (W) – 8.8° (T) . Closest focusing distance at 0.50 m / 1.64 ft and has a filter size of f62 mm/2.44 in. The Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS lens weighs 460 g / 16.23 oz and it measures f70 mm/2.76 inches in diameter and 84 mm/3.31 inches long. It sold only $619.00 at Amazon.
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Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS Reviews
Photozone reviews the Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS and writes;
“The center resolution is generally on a excellent level straight from the max. aperture setting. The border quality is still relatively decent between 14mm and 25mm although it’s nothing to rave about. At 45mm we’ve an evenly high quality across the frame. “
Photoreview reviews the Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS and writes;
“Test pictures showed the review lens to have no evident rectilinear distortion and exposures appeared even across the entire frame. Lateral chromatic aberration was consistently negligible throughout our tests and we found no evidence of coloured fringing when test shots were enlarged to 100%. “
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS User Reviews
Great Panasonic Lens Covers a Long Focal Length | Rating:
“I just love the Panasonic 14 – 140mm zoom lens. It covers the focal lengths that I normal use with the Panasonic GF1 digital camera. The images from this 14 – 140mm zoom lens is just breath taken, outstanding. This lens stays on the Panasonic GF1 camera most of the time.” – by Stephen Kovac Jr.
Good walk around lens with silen focus | Rating:
“Silent Focus (no sound at focus in video), 14-140mm cover most range similar to 18-200mm from other brand, Good lens contruction, Comes with nice Hood that secure fit, Not too long, Digital Zoom gave you up to 4x more coverage, usable for image. OIS work well, 140mm zoom is usable when object isn’t movie or use tripod. “ – by A Kid’s
A great all around travel lens | Rating:
“It works really well with my Olympus E-P1. The image is very sharp between 18mm to 70mm and a bit soft from 70mm and up. I like the built in O.I.S on the lens, so I can turn off the IBIS on the camera to avoid excessive heat when using it continuously. “ – by C. Chiu
The complete package | Rating:
“I use this lens on my GH1 and sometimes on my E-PL1 and it’s simply fantastic. The fact that it gives you such range and operates silently when you want to take movies is a great combo. “ – by Bay Wiz
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS Sample Photos
Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS Specifications
The Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. as a new member of the Lumix G Micro System. The new Lumix G lens incorporates an inner focus direct-drive linear motor for focusing, which enables smooth, silent operation of its fast and accurate contrast AF system, for use in both photo and movie recording. Adopting the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new lens offers a wide and long zoom range of 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm) to suit a large variety of shooting situations, from scenery to portraits or telephoto shots, in a surprisingly compact and lightweight body.
The new lens system uses four aspherical lenses and two ED lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing despite its powerful 10x optical zoom, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration. Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the blurring that is commonly caused by hand-shake, making it easy to shoot clear shots even at telephoto range or in dimly lit places without using a tripod.
When mounted on the DMC-GH1 Lumix G Micro System Camera, the new lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The new Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance.