Lens Review: Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ

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posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM EDT

Panasonic14-42f35-56xOur lens review today on SLRgear is the Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G X VARIO PZ. Panasonic has introduced a new style of interchangeable lens, replacing traditional manual focus and zoom rings with power-assisted options that work much like you would find on a standard point-and-shoot digital camera. The resulting weight and size savings is substantial: the new lens is nearly half the size and weight of the current Panasonic 14-42mm kit lens. The big question is: has the image quality been affected in the process? Click here to read our full review of the Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 LUMIX G X VARIO PZ lens.