PZ vs. non-PZ lens?

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Questions thread
Optical1
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Re: PZ vs. non-PZ lens?
In reply to Travis Burnside, Feb 2, 2013

The PZ lens is more physically compact, akin to many "pancake" lenses in size.  The 14-45 is the original Panasonic kit lens, and many would argue it's optically the best.  It's not particularly compact, though.

This is true. IMHO you should just buy the 14-45. It is still quite small, and it has great IQ. The PZ lens has no zoom or focus rings and is a PITA to use IMHO. If you were buying a more compact camera, you might consider the PZ lens, but not with the G5.

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