Panasonic H-FS014045 reviews: Lens

1 customer review

This lens is a good all rounder.

£250 – £408 at 3 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review.
Diameter: 6 cm, 6 See full product description

People Also Viewed

  1. Customer reviews
  2. Price comparison
  3. Product details
  4. Related products

Customer reviews of Panasonic H-FS014045

Most helpful reviews

Mr M, Lincs

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I purchased this lens to replace a Panasonic 14-42 mm lens - H-FS014042 which came bundled with a Lumix G2 camera. I have several other Panasonic lenses all of which have metal mounts, the 14-42mm is produced with a plastic mount (why Panasonic would choose to do this I'm unsure, manufacturing cost possibly) anyway I noticed very slight wear starting to appear on the plastic mount, I'm inclined to change lenses quite often (if you've got em use em)
The new 14-45mm has satisfied my concerns with mount wear. Built with a sturdy metal mount I shall continue to change lenses to my hearts content.
Bad points:
None to date.........
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
Was this review helpful?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2011

Product Features

Type of lens Normal
Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 6
Length in cm 6
Weight (g) 195
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6

Also known as: Panasonic 14-45mm, H-FS014045, Panasonic H-FS014045E


Manufacturer's Description

  • Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard
  • MEGA O.I.S. – Panasonic’s advanced hand-shake correction technology
  • 1 aspherical lens to reduce aberration
  • Contrast AF system support
  • Circular aperture diagram
  • Multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare

Standard zoom lens of Micro Four Thirds System standard

A standard zoom interchangeable lens designed specifically for the cameras compatible with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Suitable for a wide range of scenes from portrait to landscape photography, the lens offers a zoom range of 14-45mm (35mm equivalent: 28-90mm) while featuring its ultra-compact size and light weight. The aspherical lens element also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end.

The lens incorporates Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. optical image stabilizer, which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.

When the lens is mounted on the Lumix G Micro System DMC-G1 camera, you can use the contrast AF system, which is implemented in the DMC-G1 to offer a wide variety of convenient functions.
With its minimum focus distance of 30 cm even at full zoom, the lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35mm equivalent).

Seven aperture blades give the aperture a rounded shape that, when shooting at larger aperture, produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas.

Product Retailer Price Total price Buy now
Panasonic 14-45mm Lens - H-FS014045 (Micro Four Thirds Mount)
Panasonic 14-45mm Lens - H-FS014045 (Micro Four Thirds Mount) £250 free delivery Go

In stock

Panasonic 14-45mm Lens - H-FS014045 (Micro Four Thirds Mount)
Panasonic 14-45mm Lens - H-FS014045 (Micro Four Thirds Mount) £408 delivery cost may apply Go

In stock

Forgotten your password?

More products

  1. Breadmakers
  2. Camcorders
  3. Coffee Makers
  4. Cookers
  5. Desktop Computers
  6. Digital TV Recorders
  1. Dishwashers
  2. DVD Players
  3. DVD Recorders
  4. Freezers
  5. Fridge Freezers
  6. Fridges
  1. Games Consoles
  2. Headphones
  3. Hi Fis
  4. Home Cinema Systems
  5. Irons
  6. Kettles
  1. Landline Phones
  2. Microwaves
  3. Ovens
  4. Printers
  5. Radios
  6. Sat Navs
  1. Speakers
  2. Toasters
  3. Tumble Dryers
  4. TV Stands and Mounts
  5. Vacuum Cleaners
  6. Washer Dryers
See all products