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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format

You Pay: $939.95
Product Highlights
  • For Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras
  • Ultra-Wide Angle
  • 14-28mm - 35mm Format Equivalent
  • 2 Aspherical Lenses / 4 ED Lenses
  • Contrast AF System Support
  • Continuous AF/AE Function-Photos/Movies
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm/7 Blades
  • Multi-Coated Lens Elements/Reduced Flare

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens for Micro Four Thirds format digital cameras is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens which has two aspherical lenses and four ED multi-coated elements to minimize ghosting and flare. It has an amazing 114° angle of view and large-diameter glass molded lens elements that help display brightness over the entire zoom range. When mounted on LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System camera, the lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system and features smooth, quiet autofocus as well as precise manual focus capability.

This lens operates with contrast AF system support and has a micro four thirds mount that will work on any compatible camera.

Note! Due to the curvature of the front element, this lens does not accept screw-on filters.

Performance
Focal Length 7 - 14mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 14 - 28 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 114° - 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification 0.08x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:13
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 3.27" (7.01 x 8.31 cm)
Weight 10.58 oz (300 g)
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format
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  • Rear Lens Cap
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicLumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format
     
    4.7

    (based on 126 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (91)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (68)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (66)
    • Easily interchangeable (55)
    • Strong construction (50)
    • Consistent output (49)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (15)
    • No filters (5)
    • Difficult to clean (3)
    • No filter thread (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (84)
    • Video (27)
    • Weddings (26)
    • Low light (25)
    • Night photography (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (49), Semi-pro photographer (26), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (102)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love this lens

    I received this lens about three weeks ago. I'm primarily using it for seascape photos, which were severely lacking in width with my other lenses. Although I only tested it on a couple...Read complete review

    I received this lens about three weeks ago. I'm primarily using it for seascape photos, which were severely lacking in width with my other lenses. Although I only tested it on a couple of interior shots, I do intend on using it inside as well. I really like the build quality of this lens and the zoom, of course. I have the 14mm, 20mm and 25mm MFT primaries, and wanted something for below 14mm. This fits the bill perfectly and I find myself using it set at 7mm most often. I was initially undecided whether to get this or the 8mm fisheye, but I'm very happy I got this, as it keeps straight lines straight. For my work, this lens makes much more sense. No regrets.

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    DO NOT USE on Olympus body

    Very sharp lens, no problem there.On Olympus E-M1 or E-M5 bodies (maybe other Olympus as well) it is VERY susceptible to purple flares and cannot be removed in post processing. Out in the...Read complete review

    Very sharp lens, no problem there.On Olympus E-M1 or E-M5 bodies (maybe other Olympus as well) it is VERY susceptible to purple flares and cannot be removed in post processing. Out in the sunlight you will get long purple streaks on the photo when you least expect it.See attached photo and check the purple on the cupboards and counter on the right side. Fortunately, Olympus now has its own 7-14 pro lens coming out.

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    5.0

    Great lens

    By thecanonguy

    from NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        Great compact lens, thinking about buying the 12-35mm as well.

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        5.0

        Great lens

        By Denjes2

        from Boston, Ma.

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        After trading in Canon system for micro 4/3, I needed this for my work as a photojournalist. It helps me shoot in situations when the 12-40 isn't wide enough. It is sharp, light enough to hand-hold on my EM-1, and fast. I also use it for personal work. Only con is lack of filter for protection. Got this when the rebate was offered.

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        4.0

        Almost Perfect

        By Uncle Earl

        from Saratoga

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Low distortion
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Sharp

        Cons

        • Some flare

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Street photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        When I first saw the Panasonic micro 4/3rds optics on my GM1 purchase, I was blown away by the sharpness, low distortion and great contrast. The kit lens for the GM1 makes the camera produce results that equal the ones from my Nikon D7000. So for wide angle landscape shots, I opted for this ultra wide. The technical reviews give it high marks for resolution and distortion and my tests confirm that. Distortion is nearly zero across the zoom range and sharpness is excellent in the center, very good in the corners with little chromatic abberation. The one shortcoming is contrast. Shadows in backlit scenes suffer from some flare. Not terrible, but still visibly lower shadow detail. The shot included below gives an idea of the extreme dynamic range where you can see the lower shadow detail. Somewhere north of 13 bits. So I can't complain too loudly.

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        2.0

        DO NOT USE on Olympus body

        By Louis

        from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Flare
        • Not For Olympus
        • Purple

        Best Uses

        • Real Estate Photo

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        Very sharp lens, no problem there.On Olympus E-M1 or E-M5 bodies (maybe other Olympus as well) it is VERY susceptible to purple flares and cannot be removed in post processing. Out in the sunlight you will get long purple streaks on the photo when you least expect it.See attached photo and check the purple on the cupboards and counter on the right side. Fortunately, Olympus now has its own 7-14 pro lens coming out.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Wide Angle Micro Four Third

        By Tom Musch

        from Naperville

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        A must have for micro Four Thirds. 7-14 get you the wide angle you haven't had for the mirror less cameras.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for wide angle video shots

        By GlobeScope

        from Corvallis, OR

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Limited zoom range

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        I like to keep a wide angle lens on one camera most of the time. This lens serves that purpose very well. Because it does not have a very great zoom range, it is less useful as a general purpose lens and works best for general purpose video if you carry two cameras - a second one with a normal to telephoto range.

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        4.0

        Landscape banger

        By takeahikeHI

        from Hawaii

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

        I love shooting landscapes with this lens.

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        5.0

        Tack sharp wide-angle zoom

        By Simon in Pgh

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

          Absolutely faboulous lens. Really makes subject pop with that three-dimensional look. Very sharp, quite compact and very nicely constructed. I could not be happier with this lens and only wish I had bought it earlier. Yes, it is kind of expensive, but this is one lens that is certainly worth the cost.

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          5.0

          Top quality

          By Patberry_0001

          from Hobart Australia

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

          Build quality is great, results are beyond expectation

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          5.0

          Really nice

          By rboverton

          from sonoma county ca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Experiment And Have Fun

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

              Fun lens. Good quality both in build and results.

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              5.0

              excellent Lens

              By Jacques

              from Sherbrooke.Qc Canada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                Super sharp lens. 5 stars is for optics.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Lens gives great Images

                By Hawkeye

                from Acton, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • No filter ring

                Best Uses

                • Hiking Photography
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                I am coming from a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 10-20.
                After adjusting for the digital factors, I get the same wide angle coverage with a MUCH smaller weight and wonderful photos

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                5.0

                Amazing wide angle performance!

                By MtA

                from New York, New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Great Handling
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Architectural Interiors
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                  Amazing wide angle zoom range. This little gem is the most versatile lens for interior and urban architectural photography I've ever owned in 40+ years as an enthusiast photographer. Somewhat pricey, but it is sturdy, fast and a delight to handle - you certainly get what you pay for. After considering the Olympus EM-1 I invested in a full Lumix GX7 system and couldn't be happier with my decision. I also purchased the 12-35mm f/2.8 and the 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom which provides a continuous shooting range of 14-200mm equivalent. I am also considering replacing this lens with the Olympus 12-14mm f/2.8 when it becomes available for the extra brightness in interiors work.

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                  5.0

                  Super sharp...but not perfect.

                  By DanT

                  from NE US

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                        Super sharp lens. 5 stars is for optics. It gets a 4 star otherwise for lack of manual controls.

                        Lens is on the big side. Lacks aperture ring and focus scale. AF is a little slow in locking with moving targets...but that is AF on many cameras.

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                        5.0

                        Nice Lens for wide shots

                        By UnderTheSea

                        from Hobart, Au

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                          Great lens for indoor and close quarters shooting. Found it a bit slow for low light conditions but works great with a tripod. If you are planning to use the long end of the lens a lot I would recommend buying the 14mm f1.2 prime lens instead.

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                          5.0

                          Worth the money

                          By Gsartori

                          from Fremont, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Size
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Flares

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                          I was very hesitant on spending $1K on this lens, I passed on the Nikon 14-28 for my D800E and I settled for a Tokina 16-28 an enormous chunk of good glass for $7/800 and paying so much for this little lens seemed preposterous also considering that it's F4 not F2.8.
                          I've to say though that I'm VERY happy, the lens is very sharp, AF is fast, size is actually an advantage with my GH3, it let me have a very compact kit. Since the lens is sharp full open I don't miss too much F2.8 anyway, I normally stop down my F2.8 lenses to F4 or more soI'm OK for my type of photography. If you are hesitant, just buy it, you will not regret it.

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                          5.0

                          Love this lens

                          By Diabolical_DrZ

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                              Really love this lens except the price. This is the 2nd one I have owned. Was using to take wide angle photos of a parade in a rain storm and it fell out of camera bag, under a bleachers and gone forever. I miossed it enough to purchase another. Best use is for wide angle without the fisheye effect. Effective for use on any MFT camera

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                              5.0

                              I'm Happy!

                              By techweenie

                              from Saint Louis, Mo.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Flexible Utility
                              • Focal length range
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Expensive
                              • Lacks Manual Aperture

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                              I am using it on the bmpcc. It's focal length range is great for the crop factor of the Blackmagic Pocket when on the move. The build is great, given the crop factor the usual foibles of edge effects are less visible across this sensor. It's light enough weight and small enough that the camera and lens together are the "picture" of portability for top quality video. It is also less intimidating in the public.

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                              4.0

                              Very pleased

                              By spongey

                              from Edmonton, AB

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                                Great for landscape photography.

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                                5.0

                                Produces great images

                                By H

                                from Alabama

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format:

                                  I use for landscapes and pictures of interiors. It gives beautiful images and has the option to get really wide, especially in the m4/3 mount. It would be nice to be able to use filters but I love this lens.

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