brandoneu's reviews

  • Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH MEGA OIS LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    relatively fast aperture (f2.8-3.5), sharp accurate focussing
    flimsy plastic lens hood and cover, expensive, no weatherproofing

    A very good lens optically. Sharp, vibrant colors. Mega OIS works as advertised, though I'd rather use the IS on the E-3 because the OIS in the lens only provides 2 stops.

    Its plasticky exterior is a little disappointing considering its price tag and the weather proofing offered by Zuiko counterparts. The lens cap and hood comes off very easily, so you might need a UV filter for this lens.

    If you've some cash to burn, this lens is priced at USD 900 on B &H / Adorama. So, if you can get a bargain, go for it! This lens will not disappoint.

    reviewed November 6th, 2008 (purchased for $525)