PIX 2015

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S

Announced Apr 24, 2013 •
Lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-FS14140
Wojtek Rychlik
 

This is a compact 10x zoom lens designed for cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors. It has been tested with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 camera set on maximum resolution of 4592 x 3448 pixels and RAW quality. The sharpness is best at f/5.6, and at the f/8 is wery similar. I've tested this lens on 6 focal lenghts, 14, 26, 46, 73, 97, and 140 mm. Multiply these by two to get equivalent of a full frame sensor (24 x 36 mm). To see the charts in full magnification please click on the thumbnails on ...

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OlympusTog
 

I've just bought this lens as a "walkaround" to go on my 2nd EM-1 body. I find the focal length range really good and IQ quite reasonable and very sharp throughout most of the range. The only downside I can see so far is quite severe chromatic abberation (purple fringing) especially around tree branches. This can be corrected in LR5 (and other software I suspect) but as yet, there's no lens profile in LR5 but there is a tick box and slider to remove the CA very effectively. Overall though a ...

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lacix
 

I bought this lens for all-around and casual travel purpose, but than surprised how well its performs. The O.I.S is fantastic, no way I aspected to be able handheld 140mm (280mm) lens set to 1/30 sec. and still get so good results. 0.3m close focusing at fully extend 280mm is great for macro shots too! Its a bit noisy, maybe not the best for video, but I'm very happy with it! Excellent IQ, its a very very good lens!

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I`ve just received my "Split from a kit" Panasonic 14-140 II and have just given it a blast on the EM5 .. the lens could easily be mistaken for the 45-150, they`re almost identical and are the same size , the 14-240 has an OIS switch but the EM5 uses its IBIS so until my GX7 comes back I won`t know how effective the Power OIS is . Handing is smooth like the 45-150, in fact you`d not know which was which from a handling, looks or size point of view (the markings give it away and its fatter ...

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I bought that lens when I have read many positive reviews. I shoot photos and videos but the reviews I have read was mainly of photo sides of that lens. It is a very good photo lens for a super zoom. Sharpness, contrast, colors across the zoom range and apertures are at acceptable level. Contrast and "vividness" of colors are better than in my Pana 14-42mm lens. Zoom is quite smooth but in video it is very hard to zoom slowly because there is some friction when starting to zoom and the result ...

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