Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS H-PS14042E Lens reviews: Lens

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This lens is a good all rounder.

£279 – £289 at 4 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

9.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS H-PS14042E Lens

Most helpful reviews

andy, london media professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
v small and compact, better lens cap than the original lens (doesn't fall off)
Bad points:
not cheap
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2012

Göran, Sweden

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very light and compact with high quality optics. If you have money to buy just one lens, buy this one! I love it!
Bad points:
Nothing!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Apr 2012

Product Features

Weight (g) 95
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
 

Manufacturer's Description

  • New Premium Lens Brand “X” From LUMIX G Micro System
  • The World’s First* Digital Interchangeable Power Zoom Lens
  • Outstanding Compactness and High Image Quality by Lens Construction
  • Nano Surface Coating Technology for Dramatic Reduction of Ghost and Flare
  • Light Speed AF and Shortened Shutter Time Lag
  • POWER O.I.S.

It’s a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand “X” for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic’s optical technologies, new premium lens brand “X” features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

Comprising of 9 lenses in 8 groups, the lens system features excellent contrast at entire zoom range. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses that helps achieving the downsizing of lens unit also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28 mm wide end. The 2 ED lenses effectively compensates for the chromatic aberration. And, the retractable-type zoom lens boasts outstanding compactness with approx. 26.8 mm** in length and approx. 95g in weight to realize ultra-high mobility.

Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear image with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high speed AF system of LUMIX G cameras. It achieves approx. 0.1 second Light Speed AF*** thanks to the downsizing of focus lens and its amount of movement. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 40% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH. /MEGA O.I.S..****

For a digital interchangeable lens as of August 26, 2011./ * When the lens is retracted./ ***The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to ""2m"" from ""infinity"" position at wide-end. Panasonic measurement method.5/ *Measured with DMC-GF3. The time required to start exposure after the shutter button is fully pressed after the lens position is moved from “infinity” to “2m”. The zoom position is at wide-end.5/ *5 The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.


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