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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens - H-FS014042

Abt Model: HFS014042 | UPC Code: 885170013339
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Micro Four Thirds Mount/ 12 Elements In 9 Groups/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ 14mm To 42mm Focal Length/ 7 Diaphragm Blades/ F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele) Aperture Range/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens - HFS014042

The H-FS014402 14-42MM Micro Four Thirds Lens has a continuous AF/AE function that supports for both photos and movies. A Minimum focus distance of 30cm over the entire zoom range, Contrast AF system support, circular aperture diaphragm and multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare.

Specifications:

  • Mount: 12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
  • Lens Construction: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
  • Focal Length:f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Aperture Range: F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.30m / 1ft at all focal lengths
  • Maximum Magnification: Approx. 0.16x / 0.32x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 75°(W) ˜ 29°(T)
  • Filter Size: φ52mm / 2.05 in
  • Max. Diameter: φ60.7mm / 2.39in
  • Standard Accessory: Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag
  • Overall Length (inches): Approx. 63.6mm / 2.50 inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Recommended Humidity: 40%RH to 60%RH

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.84"
  • Width: 4.03"
  • Depth: 4.03"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.36 lbs
  • Shipping: 2.0 lbs
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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens
 
2.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Best kit lens ever

By 

from Austin, TX

Pros

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens:

      This lens gets a bad rap. If you know its limits and use it properly it can deliver sharp photos with gorgeous color rendition. And it's tiny and light. A great match with my G5 and it's gone everywhere with me.

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      1.0

      Inexpensive, but still not worth the price

      By 

      from Woodlands, TX

      Pros

      • zoom range very useful for a variety of settings

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens:

        This is a "kit lens" that takes mediocre photos, with dismal contrast, meager sharpness, and poor construction quality. After one year's use, I have been consistently disappointed with the picture quality, and wonder why I have stubbornly held on to it for so long.... Oh... I know! It's because I've read reviews that praise it as a hidden gem, and that it is a great value. So I thought maybe I was being too critical. Also, I've been paralyzed with indecision what to buy to replace it. The pictures from this lens consistently lack any sort of "pop". It's rather slow (max f/3.5 at wide angle), so I'm often pushing the ISO limits (also at the sacrifice of picture quality) in moderate light settings. Vignetting IS a problem when zoomed, speaking of which, the manual zoom does not function smoothly. I shoot very few videos, but if you try zooming while shooting, you are certain to get shaking when you try to zoom past the points where it sticks. I was so convinced the one that shipped with the camera must be defective, I sent it back to Panasonic for service, and was sent a new one to replace it. I was excited to try the replacement, but it was no better. I just don't understand the marketing strategy here. Why would someone bother to carry a camera and lens of this size and weight, when you can get photos of comparable quality on a typical camera phone or point-and-shoot that could slip easily into your shirt pocket? MORE IMPORTANT however, is that I would have been better off if I never had this lens, because I've lost out on many good pictures as a result. In other words, I wish the camera kit had been more expensive, but shipped with a better quality lens. I can understand it might just serve as a "loss leader" to get you started on the camera itself and on the Panasonic lens system, but frankly, I think it creates a bad impression.

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        1.0

        Lumix 14-42 Review

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        from Indinapolis

        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • hunts for focus constantly
        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens:

          Purchased this product mostly for shooting video. If used for stills I would say that it would be fine, however for shooting video this lens is terrible. It hunts for focus constantly going in and out of focus. The only way to use this lens is in manual mode where your subject never moves. This lens is a disappointment and completely unacceptable for a kit lens. That being said, I do have Panasonic lenses that I think are excellent this however is not one.

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          Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens

          Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Lens

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