m43's reviews

  • Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO HD

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good Sharp Lens for stills and good especially for Video
    Heavy for Micro Four Thirds, largest aperture is F4 so needs a lot of light

    Lens is Sharp and takes very good stills but needs a lot of light because of the starting aperture at F4.0

    Much Better than the kit lens for video because it is silent while focusing. Lens IS helps a lot too especially for the E-PL1 which only has in body IS which doesn't help with video.

    Disadvantages are it's a heavy lens and not especially suited for small cameras like GF1 or EP series because of the bulkiness. It balances much better on the GH1.

    reviewed April 27th, 2010 (purchased for $600)