Kongtotoro: I could not update the lens firmware, it is still 1.1 version. Anyone could help?
the firmware on lens stay the same
bcalkins: Excellent, I have had several occasions where I had to turn the camera off and on to wake it up, and one time where a battery removal was required. Minor problem in the scheme of things, but annoying when it happened.
Interesting that the updater says it won't work with more than 2 lenses mounted. How does one mount more than two lenses?
i think it means not to use adaptor with the lens
ManuelVilardeMacedo: So many comments and no one has yet complained about this being a 28mm/f4.0 equivalent. C'mon trolls, where are you?
F.4 only on DOF effect, not on EV.You'll still get the F.2 value.
Doug: Odd, I enabled Live SCP, but I can not get that screen that they show.... why?
press the OK button, you can change the setting by touching that section and the front dial to change it, or press the OK button again to enter that setting for fine tuning,if you cannot see the super control panel go back to menu and turn off control panel(default setting)
bradleyg5: Unless it has better high ISO performance than a D800 I wouldn't be interested. a 45mm f/1.8 is equivalent to a 90mm F/3.5 full format lens which is pretty unimpressive depth of field wise, if the ISO can't keep up what's the point?
get your facts right it's F1.8 , the aperture do not change(amateur)comparing with the camera that 3 times the price,try getting FF lense at 90mm F1.8 at around $399
micahmedia: Still doesn't stack up to ptool, but it's nice that Panasonic are adding features through firmware, which is a rare OEM occurrence.
yea thanks panasonic, this way they will keep their customer loyal,unlike other company(nikon, canon, sony) just fix the bug that cust. complaint
adam3544: How do I setup this new feature on my camera.Thanks.
download the bin file from pana. site provided, after unzip transfer the file to sd card root . insert the card to the camera turn on and press play mode. do this with fully charged battery. good luck
JimHancock: Panasonic doesn't have a micro 4/3 lens worth owning, besides being painfully slow, especially the zoom lenses, what possible use is a power zoom on a lens that doesn't have a constant aperture? I bought the af-100, the video camera with the large sensor so you can have a nice shallow depth of field, but you aren't going to have it at f freakin 5.6! what a bunch of idiots, those panasonic boys. There is one lens that works on that camera, one that takes advantage of the other features of the camera.... and it's a F4-5.6! .... just give us an f-2.8 zoom, that stays 2.8 throughout the zoom, please.
@ button, they are always a whiner out there that has something to complaint no matter what the company products
ahson: I like how the new X series lens is lighter and smaller, but hate it for no focus ring. It's a love and hate thing to me.
by adding they have to make the len bigger. the full purpose is compact. if you like focusing manually go with the older lens and loose the compactness, they 45-175mm have the focusing ring due to larger larger lens.
N13L5: Panasonic wouldn't want to make a lens like this for Sony's Nex5n, would they?
Should do it just out of compassion for us poor Sony users who have either clunky lenses or a pancake that's not very good :(
that's the advantage of the MTF sensor it's smaller. I did not get the nex 5N for that reason. the largest aperture prime they have is F 2.8 with pan. the 20mm F 1.7 make up lighting and lower the iso for IQ. funny that sony came up with the smallest body and throw in all chunky lens , they make it worse, with one hand, the kit lens feel like it's going to fall off.
ahson: Does this lens has constant aperture?
no,it's f3.5-F5.6. but is step less, means when the zoom move aperture change without you knowing or hearing it, smooth from large to small aperture.
w3ndz: hrmm...I'm new to this whole photography thing. I've inherited my sister's old GF-1 with the 20mm pancake lens. So I'm looking for a zoom lens. Can anyone confirm if the new version of the Panasonic 14-42mm works with the GF-1?
yes it does work it this lens but. better to update your software for your camera to have better control of the lens. I suggest you take your camera to the retail store and try it out first. link below for software
JackM: 16mp on m4/3 would be like about 32mp on APS-C. Seems a bit much?? Wonder how the noise will be. We've already seen Sony fail at 24mp.
is actually 20 mp not 32mp, you are comparing to full frameaps-c has 1.6 factor. so 32 devide by 1.6=20mp