Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS

Last Updated (09 March’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone

The Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS features 14-42mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6. The lens construction has 12 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.30m/1ft and has a filter size of 52mm / 2.05 in. The Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS lens weighs 5.82 oz (165 g) and it measures 2.39″ (60.6 mm) in diameter and 2.50″ (63.6 mm) long. This lens is a WINNER of TIPA AWARDS 2012 as Best CSC Expert Lens.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Reviews

Photozone reviews the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS and writes;
“The center resolution is on a very good to even excellent level straight from the max. aperture setting and the border and extreme corners are generally very good. At 42mm we’ve an evenly high quality across the frame. Furthermore, the vignetting is still comparatively pronounced at 14mm @ f/3.5 despite the auto-correction. However, it’s not really an issue any more at other settings.”
rating: N/A

SLRGear reviews the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS and writes;
“The Panasonic 14-42mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is very quick to autofocus – the lens takes well under a second to slew through the entire range of focus. Small changes in focus are conducted extremely quickly, and there’s very little noise when the lens focuses.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS and writes;
“I used Imatest to check the quality of the lens when paired with the Lumix DMC-G5.. At the midpoint of its focal range the lens does better. At 24mm f/4.5 it records 1,897 lines, which increases to 2,168 lines at f/5.6 and 2,193 lines at f/8.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS and writes;
“Although other lenses in this range may be able to turn out slightly sharper images, the compact size of this lens and excellent build quality will still win over many fans, especially those attracted to the Micro Four Thirds system for compactness.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Samples

Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Sample Photos

- Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Sample Photos @ Amazon.com

Manual

Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS User Manual

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Features

Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario ASPH MEGA OIS Specifications

The LUMIX G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 Asph. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens with a 35mm format focal length of 28-84mm is constructed with 12 elements in 9 groups and 1 aspherical lens to produce extremely sharp images with minimal fringing and color distortion across the entire focal range. It incorporates Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which employs gyro sensors built into the lens to suppress the blur caused by a shaky hand, and enables capturing clear and sharp images even in low-light situations.

Utilizing an inner-focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design supports continuous high-speed contrast autofocus (AF) and autoexposure (AE) functions for both photos and movies of Lumix G and other Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

• Continuous AF / AE function that supports for both photos and movies

• MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) – Panasonic’s advanced hand-shake correction technology

• Minimum focus distance of 1′ (30 cm) over the entire zoom range

• Contrast AF system support


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