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Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm PZ Lens

Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm PZ Lens
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Sep, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm PZ Lens Review

 

David Thorpe reviews the compact Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm Power Zoom Micro Four Thirds lens.

Diminutive size; Fast autofocus; Smooth operation; Quality feel; Power Zoom good for movies

No OIS switch

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REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix G X 14-42mm PZ Lens

 

The 14-42mm zoom is the mainstay kit lens for micro four thirds cameras. So far, so boring. But this one is different. It's tiny, little more than an inch in length, and overall about the size of Panasonic's 20mm f/1.7. That lens is small for what it...

Diminutive size; Fast autofocus; Smooth operation; Quality feel; Power Zoom good for movies

Expensive; Optically no better than kit lens; Cannot fit lens hood; No OIS switch

It's pleasing that a company like Panasonic is innovating in lens design and usability. In this 'X' lens they are maximising the advantages of having an electronic as opposed to mechanical camera body. On a Panasonic GF or Olympus Pen, this lens...

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