What happens to the Lumix 14-42mm Powerzoom?

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Steve_ Senior Member • Posts: 2,869
mine got returned

I waited with baited breath for this lens because of its compactness, but the shutter shock was so bad on my E-P2 that I returned it. Everyone reports it works much better on the OMD.

It's just good enough resolution-wise, and suffers from fairly considerable but fairly correctable CA. But as you see from Ming's shots, it's often good enough. Do remember that Ming is very much a professional photographer, though. Most working pros make fairly ordinary zooms look pretty good - as they in reality are these days. It's just hard for me to settle for pretty good after having tried stuff like the Pentax DA*16-50 (in my DSLR days) and the 12-35 Panasonic. All up to you.

 Steve_'s gear list:Steve_'s gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +13 more
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