Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Announced Aug 26, 2011 •
Zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-PS14042
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Dear all, Following some very helpful advice here, I've decided to take Panasonic Lumix G6 as my first system camera. I am planning to get it on German Amazon where it's offered in the following configurations: body only — 480 Euro Lumix G X Vario F3.5-5.6/14-42mm Asph./OIS — 700 Euro Lumix G Vario F3.5-5.6/14-42 Asph./OIS — 550 Euro Lumix G 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 OIS + 45-150mm/F4.0-5.6 OIS — 710 Euro Lumix G 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 Power OIS — 770 Euro (details here)   Since this is my first camera...
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I have both lenses and want to sell one, but I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which is sharper. I scoured the net looking for a site that objectively reviewed both lenses, but none exist.  So I decided to test it myself just to compare.  Unfortunately, I'm getting strange results. The Panasonic seems to capture a wider frame and seems to have different perspective than the Olympus. Can anyone help me understand what's going on here?  Also if someone can tell me which lens is better,...
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Thinking of buying a Pany G6 but was wondering if anyone thinks the Olympus 14-42 is a better lens than the Lumix 14-42 that comes with the G6?
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Hello, I have just sold my Canon T2i, and I'm waiting for my Lumix GF6 with 14-42mm PZ lens kit to be delivered.  I am looking for the smallest possible bag that would fit this kit, a 45-175mm PZ, a 45mm f2.8 (if possible), one extra battery, wallet, passport, and most importantly an iPad mini in a Apple Smart Case.  I am especially looking for something that doesn't look like a camera bag, as I will carry this thing with me all the time. Would the F-5XA be able to fit these things (most...
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Hi, is the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS compatible with Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3?What can be an alternative to panasonic lumix 14-42 pz?
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I may get the X 45-175 mm for my GX1.Most online reports are good except for OIS problems. I'm getting conflicting info, including:Due to user error/bad technique.Due to Panasonic's harsh shutter.General design defect.Don't use OIS with fast shutter anyway.Fixed with updated firmware.Not fixed with updated firmware.What's the truth about the X 45-175mm? Is it a good lens?I want this lens for two reasons:General zoom versatility. I really like the zoom on my Panasonic DMC-ZS7 (25-300 mm 35...
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I have a GX1 with the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS power lens.What is the best lens for this camera for outdoor youth soccer shots? Would also like it to be a versatile lens for everyday, zoom-happy, outdoor shooting.I apologize if this sounds terse. I am trying to learn more about this camera and the Micro 4/3 system, but I have a lot of learning to do!
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Does anyone know if a bad copy of the Panasonic 14-42X pancake zoom will exhibit it's notorious blurring at 1/60 - 1/200 shutter speeds on a GF1?I'm not so much asking if any given 14-42X will be safe on my GF1, but rather if my GF1 is a valid way to test how a particular copy of the lens will perform on other cameras (like the GX1 on which is known to cause the problem).The GF1's shutter certainly is quite loud but I'm wondering if anyone has first hand experience.Thanks
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