Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH

Announced Mar 3, 2009 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-F007014
Product description
Announced Mar 3, 2009

The 7-14mm F4 ASPH is an ultra-wideangle zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system, and offers a compelling combination of small size and extreme angle of view. Image quality is very good indeed, and autofocus is fast and silent. However the bulbous front element means that the lens doesn’t accept filters. The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 offers a cheaper – but less wide – alternative with broadly similar image quality.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 7–14 mm
Image stab. Yes (via camera body where available)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Max aperture F4
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Max magnification 0.08×
Weight 300 g (0.66 lb)
Length 83 mm (3.27)

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Our review

Panasonic has produced an ultra-wide zoom for Micro Four Thirds that is a technological tour de force. Compact and with excellent image quality, it's a superb lens if you can afford the high price.

Good for: Landscape or travel photographers looking for a highly portable ultrawide zooms

Not so good for: Budget-conscious buyers or habitual filter users

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