Eriknielse's reviews

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

    2 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Small, light, fast focusing
    Very unsharp related to the chosen shutterspeed

    The bad copies of this lens are useless.
    Using shutter speeds between about 1/30 sec. and 1/300 sec. the lens is extremely soft at all f.l. and apertures.

    A lot of copies of this lens have this problem.

    It doesn´t matter if IS is on or off, and mounted on an Oly. body the problem is the same. (I also bought the Pana. 20mm 1.7. This lens is very sharp.)

    I bought my X 14-42 PZ one week ago as a kit with Panasonic GX1, so the sharpness problem isn´t a problem only related to the first shipments.

    Panasonic will not answer any questions about this lens.
    I hope they are able- and willing to solve the problem.

    reviewed February 25th, 2012 (purchased for $350)