Last updated (16 August’10):
– Review by Photoreview.au
The Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds features 14-150mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6. The lens construction has 15 Elements in 11 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.50m/19.7in and has a filter size of 72mm. The Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds lens weighs 1.18 lbs/1.2 pounds and it measures 3.09 inches in diameter and 3.56 inches long.
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Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Reviews
Photoreview reviews the Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds and writes;
“Imatest showed the Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm lens to be a good all-round performer and revealed only minimal edge softening at all focal length settings. Highest resolutions were obtained at wide apertures and wider angles of view, with a gradual decline in resolution as the lens was stopped down and focal length increased. Lateral chromatic aberration was also very well controlled and remained in the ‘insignificant’ or ‘low’ zones for all lens aperture/focal length combinations.”
Photozone reviews the Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds and writes;
“it is both sharp and contrasty throughout the range – in fact it’s far more harmonious than any other similar lenses tested to date here. The level of barrel distortion is very high at 14mm whereas the problem is basically negligible at other focal lengths. Vignetting is also very well controlled except at 14mm f/3.5. The quality of the bokeh is decent for such a lens although the effect is naturally underdeveloped due to the small max. aperture.”
Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds User Reviews
Dream zoom lens for the ultimate versatile camera system | Rating:
“Zoom & Aperture: Great zoom versatility, but having experienced the very fast 20mm/1.7 pancake lens (with my gf1), it makes me miss a larger aperture once in a while. But then, in day time walking around, it gives me great freedom to zoom into favorite compositions. Actually wider than the 20mm prime for landscape shots. Stunningly sharp: Living 7 blocks away from the Chrysler building, when playing with some zoom shots, I discovered I could distinguish individual bricks and slabs on the facade when zooming in all the way. Again STUNNING sharpness.” – by Eeghie
Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Sample Photos
– Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Sample Photos @ Photozone.de
– Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Sample Photos @ Photographyreview.com
– Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
Panasonic 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Four Thirds Specifications
Panasonic and Leica Camera have launched development of a Leica D large-diameter telephoto zoom lens designed specifically for digital SLR camera. The Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-150mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S., lens offers an exceptionally long zoom range of 14-150mm (35mm equivalent: 28-300mm) and complies with the four thirds system to assure wide compatibility with other camera models.
The lens provides a considerably longer telephoto range than the previously released Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm/ F2.8-3.5 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens, yet is just as compact and lightweight. This impressive downsizing is the result of incorporating four aspherical lenses in the unit. The aspherical lenses also improve optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end. The Leica D Vario-Elmarit lens incorporates Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilizer, which makes it easy to shoot super-telephoto shots without using a tripod.