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
Boissez
 

I've always been wary of superzooms. They're slow, soft and generally just a bundle of too many compromises. Not so with this one. It's compact and lightweight  (actually extremely so compared to other systems) but it is a capable performer. It is well built, it neither flexes or creeps, but the zoom ring is stiff, so you won't be able to do any convincing zoom pulls in video. Optically it is good in the center but the corners are soft when you shoot wide open. Keep this one at f/5.6 however ...

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I swapped the 12-60{3.5-5.6) for greater FL versatility on the G85. From 12mm-35mm, the 12-60 punched way above its weight. Maybe it's my copy of the 14-140II. From 14mm-25mm the center sharpness is very nice, but only so-so at the edges. From 35mm-140mm, center to edge sharpness is quite good.

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cornandbeans
 

I have both the MK I and II version of this superzoom lens. On the surface, MK I is solidly built, has a rubber zoom ring yet also very heavy (460g). In comparison MK II feels much cheaper, has a non-rubberised zoom and focus rings, but is also much lighter (265g). Since MK I is so heavy I didn't use it much, so I don't remember much difference between IQ of the two lens except that the new lens is sharper. However, I certainly noticed the improvement in minimum focus distance. (official ...

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kkuu14
 

for GH4 4K video is perfect, pack just enough sharpness and fast focus into smallest package. need a smoother zoom ring to be perfect

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Vivas7
 

I've owned this for about a year and it's almost become welded to my GX8 body. aside from the slightly wider angle(  12mm ) the 2:8 12-35 , the 14-140mm offers more in terms of flexibility.The pixel peepers among us may see a slightly sharper performance in the 12-35mm but in reality you can't see it . I would have genuinely lost more images by not having this lens on instead of the 12-35mm. its worthy of note that I go to iceland every year ,and the dilemma there is ,when changing lenses ...

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medon78
 

This is IMHO the best 10x superzoom for m43 (as of 2017). It won my personal challenge against the Olympus 14-150II and the Tamron 14-150. The Panasonic 14-140 3.5-5.6 (so the Mk. II, Mk. I had a slightly slower aperture around 4.0-5.8 or so) is INCREDIBLE. It has no single major annoyance; image quality is excellent to good under all conditions. At the long end, things improve a little by stopping down from f/5.6 to f/8.0 or so, but this is it. One minor annoyance is a fairly strong ...

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PRCollections
 

Bought as a "walkaround" lens, I was pleasantly surprised by the IQ of this lens and am more than happy with the results from it. Not Pro lens quality as you would expect but good enough for everyday use when not shooting a wedding - Olympus' 7-14 Pro, 17mm 1.8 & 40-150 Pro for those occasions along with a Sigma 30mm 1.4 C but would be good enough as a backup if all the others failed! (but highly unlikely!!) Good for when you only want to carry one kens and one camera.

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This lens is amazing. It's quality throughout the zoom range is so good, that it is my one-and-only daylight lens, for instance at city trips. At the long end, dedicated tele zooms deliver better performance, but under good light, at f/8 this lens does not disappoint at all. Viewed on a 15" screen images appear "tack sharp"; no comparison to old-style super-zooms of the 2000's. The lens has some few weak points, though: - focus hunting under harsh lighting conditions, on my E-M10 Mk. I body - ...

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robjan245
 

I've gone through three copies of this lens.  Too many out of focus shots with this lens.  It's a great video lens and for an all-around do all lens.  I've gone back to my Nikon.

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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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