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Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, new premium lens brand “X” features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring

Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 LUMIX G X VARIO PZ Lens

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Micro FourThirds Fit Bodies
  • Fitting: Micro FourThirds
  • ZOOM
  • Standard ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 37mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 97712 (5025232638024)

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4.3
(27 reviews)

Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 LUMIX G X VARIO PZ Lens

£349.00

RRP £369 (SAVE £20.00)

No used versions available

Product Details

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Power Zoom and Retractable Design
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

It's a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand “X” for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, new premium lens brand “X” features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

Comprising of 9 lenses in 8 groups, the lens system features excellent contrast at entire zoom range. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses that helps achieving the downsizing of lens unit also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28 mm wide end. The 2 ED lenses effectively compensates for the chromatic aberration. And, the retractable-type zoom lens boasts outstanding compactness with approx. 26.8 mm in length and approx. 95g in weight to realize ultra-high mobility.

Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear image with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high speed AF system of LUMIX G cameras. It achieves approx. 0.1 second Light Speed AF thanks to the downsizing of focus lens and its amount of movement. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 40% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH. /MEGA O.I.S.

 

Product Reviews

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Small, Slight astigmatism,, Efficient image stabilization, Well-controlled coma,
Trusted Reviews

Choice is something that seems to characterise Panasonic’s Lumix lens range, which elsewhere offers both a 45-200mm Mega OIS zoom and a 45-175mm GX Power-Zoom. That choice is echoed here too: the power-driven 14-42mm zoom simply offers yet another alternative to traditional rotating collars – and a...

LensTip.com

The results of our test show that, when it comes to the optics, we deal here with a typical ‘kit’ lens which doesn’t stand out against the rest of contemporary devices of this type which are added at almost no charge to the reflex and mirrorless cameras of its rivals.

What Digital Camera

Lightweight and ultra-compact power-driven zoom

Photodo

This compact standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras covers a range equivalent to a 28-84mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a unique compact design and optical image stabilisation. It is currently available as a kit with the Lumix G1X camera and can be picked up on its own for around £370.

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Wex Photo Video

Bought this lens as a small and inconspicuous addition to my Panasonic G80. I travel a fair bit and with this lens attached my camera isn't much bigger than a decent spec compact. Super light and the lens stabilisation works great with the stabilisation built into the body.

WEX

Bought this lens as a small and inconspicuous addition to my Panasonic G80. I travel a fair bit and with this lens attached my camera isn't much bigger than a decent spec compact. Super light and the lens stabilisation works great with the stabilisation built into the body.

Panasonic

Already have the 14-42 standard kit lens that came with my G3, but after reading various reviews and spec on this lens decided to purchase. Sits really well on the G3 and makes it truly portable as G3 now fits in small belt camera bag.

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

This is the perfect match to a full-capability Micro 4/3 camera like the GH2. Powered off it's not much larger or heavier than the tiny Panasonic "pancake" primes. Image quality seems very good, reasonably sharp and very little geometric distortion or chromatic aberration.

WEX

This is the perfect match to a full-capability Micro 4/3 camera like the GH2. Powered off it's not much larger or heavier than the tiny Panasonic "pancake" primes. Image quality seems very good, reasonably sharp and very little geometric distortion or chromatic aberration.

Wex Photo Video

I purchased the Panasonic LUMIX 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 G X ASPH. O.I.S Micro Four Thirds Lens for use on my Panasonic GX1 camera. I already have the Lumix 45-175mm f3.5- 5.6 G X lens. The two lenses provide a light weight kit which provides good coverage, especially portable.

WEX

I purchased the Panasonic LUMIX 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 G X ASPH. O.I.S Micro Four Thirds Lens for use on my Panasonic GX1 camera. I already have the Lumix 45-175mm f3.5- 5.6 G X lens. The two lenses provide a light weight kit which provides good coverage, especially portable.

Wex Photo Video

Cracking lens really easy to carry around but dissapointed that at this price it doesn't include a hood

WEX

Cracking lens really easy to carry around but dissapointed that at this price it doesn't include a hood

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