J-Rod85's reviews

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

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Superb construction, aperture ring on LUMIX models, Sharp, Bright
    Heavy, Expensive, aperture ring won't work on Olympus,

    This lens in one of the main reasons why I bought a L1. I wanted to start with a bright zoom and this lens does not disappoint. This lens delivers sharp results and it is built very well.

    The main drawbacks are its compatibility and practicality with the entire Four-Thirds system. Its image stabilization is only a benefit to users of Olympus 400 series or older DSLRs. The size and weight of this lens also makes it a strange fit on those small bodies. Also, only the mode 2 stabilization works on Olympus bodies and the aperture ring is inoperative.

    Overall this is still a fantastic lens and comes recommended to anyone that wants a bright, quality, and stabilized standard zoom.

    reviewed January 21st, 2009 (purchased for $880)