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Lumix® G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens


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LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH / MEGA O.I.S. Lens for select Panasonic LUMIX® Digital Cameras

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Micro Four Thirds System Standard
LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S

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 new LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers an zoom range of 14-45mm (35mm equivalent: 28-90mm) while featuring its ultra-compact size and light weight. The aspheric lens element also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28mm wide end.

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. 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.

With its minimum focus distance of 30 cm even at full zoom, the new 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. Featuring a highly reliable metal mount, the new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.

  • Tracking focus in video recording with silent auto focus and exposure control
    *The firmware update to ver. 1.2 is recommended for more comfortable HD video recording.
  • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Panasonic's advanced hand-shake correction technology
  • Minimum focus distance of 30cm over the entire zoom range
  • Contrast AF system support
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare
  • Durable metal mount

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very sharp and contrasty, handles well. I use Olympus OM-D cameras and wasn't happy with my kit zoom lens. I saw a lot of online recommendations for this lens, so decided to give it a try. It's an older lens, bigger than the newer zooms covering the 14-42mm range. The zoom ring is large, rubbery, and tactile. I wouldn't say it sticks, but its action does have a cheapness to it - perhaps owing to the plastic materials, which are noisy and not particularly smooth. The manual focus ring is very good - tight and smooth, though not silent. The image quality is excellent. At 14mm, it seems sharpest at f/4. At longer focal lengths, I find sharpness peaks at f/5.6-f/8. It can be just a bit sharper than the 14mm f/2.5 prime, particularly at the edges - though not always. I've compared a lot of images and generally prefer the prime at 14mm. The 14-45 produces images with a lot of microcontrast, but sometimes to the point that very fine details are not resolved as clearly as I'd like. (Black details on a white background can look a bit fat.) The problem is minimized with good light and an electronic shutter. I do not use the in-lens stabilization, so cannot fairly comment about it. November 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cheap I bought this lens because I needed something wide. It still not as wide as I would like. The build quality is nowhere near that of the HD lenses. It's plastic with a sticky zoom. August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fine performer Quick, fun to use lens, gets the results, fast focus, capable of even poetic, fascinating images. The only limit is what you can do as a photographer. November 27, 2013
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