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PanasonicLumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (34)
  • Easily interchangeable (33)
  • Strong construction (23)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Consistent output (17)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (16)
  • Heavy (10)
  • Blurry focus (4)
  • Slow focus (4)
  • Lens creep (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (31)
  • Video (29)
  • Sports/action (15)
  • Weddings (14)
  • Wildlife photos (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great travel lens

There is a bit of a sticker shock when looking at this lens. For my full frame camera I am used to spending $1000 or $2000 for a single lens but for E-P1 it...Read complete review

There is a bit of a sticker shock when looking at this lens. For my full frame camera I am used to spending $1000 or $2000 for a single lens but for E-P1 it seemed like a stretch.

After deliberation I decided to give it a try since I hate changing lenses too much when traveling with my family. Wow! What a difference. 14-140mm replaced my 14-42mm and 45-200mm. Performance is very good for a travel lens; the best out of all the super zooms I have used. Construction appears very good and zooms smoothly.

As you can see this is not the fastest lens (in terms of aperture) and can hunt in bad lighting; but works quite in normal lighting situations and gives me the convenience which was the main reason to get E-P1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not sharp enough

I wanted to love this lens but I was very disappointed. I think it either tried to do too much in its zoom range or I got a lemon. It's zoom range is unique...Read complete review

I wanted to love this lens but I was very disappointed. I think it either tried to do too much in its zoom range or I got a lemon. It's zoom range is unique amongst Panasonics lenses and although i already own the Panasonic 14-45mm and 45-200mm, I decided to give it a try. When I compared it against the aformentioned lenses I noticed that it was a bit soft, then I realized that in AF mode it wasn't focusing properly. I continued to use it in manual mode and noticed other problems. Even at f6.3, f7.1, and f8, where it should perform at its optimum, the 14-140mm was never crisp, just acceptably sharp, and the right side of images showed somewhat smeary detail. Too bad. Great heft and make, but optically inferior to both the Lumix 14-45mm and the 45-200. Lamentably, I had to return it.

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5.0

Beauty from a Beast

By Traveling Photographer

from Delphi, IN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Lens Creep
  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Video

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

I use this lens with my Panasonic GF2. It was the first additional lens purchase after buying the camera a year prior. I am still thrilled with its performance. Provides a focal length range equal to my old point and shoot Panasonic TZ5. Yes it is heavy, isn't sealed against the environment, almost doubles in length when zoomed out, and doesn't have the fastest of apertures but none of those issues have prevented me from getting shots previously unobtainable with the small camera or my fixed 20mm f1.7 prime. If I had purchased a lens without those shortcomings I would've paid 3-4 times the price. As a result it does exactly what it was designed to do: provide a large range of focal length with precise, fast autofocus and optical image stabilisation without breaking the bank. Perfect combination of attributes for an ametuer photographer like myself or a professional who needs a spare setup and doesn't want to sell the car to afford it. One issue to note is lens creep can occur anywhere outside of the shortest focal lengths if the camera is pointed downward or swung up quickly.

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5.0

Excellant lens

By Sri

from Chicago

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

    If you are a beginner like me, this IS the lens for you. I am using it for about 2 months of casual photography, I never felt that I needed to use different lenses for close shots and long shots. One lens fits all to the most extent.... :-)

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    3.0

    Not too shabby for the older model

    By Fetus Loukides

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

    Needed a wide range zoom, couldn't wait for the new model, have some events that I needed it right away for. Has great image quality and zoom range. Not a low light lens.

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    5.0

    The Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mmf/lens.

    By Kay

    from Colonel Light Gardens, South Australia.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult to Clean

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

      I use it for such photos as Graduation Photos of people so that I can get a much clearer picture of the subject than I could with the lens the camera came with.
      It is not too heavy still, which is the initial reason I bought this smaller camera in the first place.
      I have left it on the camera all the time and can take a clearer picture and have more variation of depth. I like it.

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      5.0

      All-in-one lens that rocks

      By Stevejobs

      from Los Altos, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

      Bought a Panasonic Lumix GH3 body and read all the reviews of available lenses. Rented the 14-140 for three days and fell in love.
      This lens takes the place of two; no more switching. It's sharper than I expected, given the comments in some reviews.
      It's heavy and one might wish for something faster than f/4.0 in dimmly lit situations but pumping up the ISO solved most of that problem.
      Bottom line: This lens rocks

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      5.0

      The best vor Panavideo with AG-AF100

      By Walter-electronic

      from Orlando, Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

        Perfectly for AG-AF100

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        5.0

        Excellent Lens

        By mikejim

        from St Louis, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

          This is a great choice for this camera and should provide you with everything you need for some time. Excellent and silent AF in video a huge plus.

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          5.0

          this lens covers it for me

          By da carve

          from Aspen valley

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

          I shoot in snow, rain, and dust, so I wanted a lens that I could keep on my Lumix G5 all the time and not have to worry about the sensor getting dirty.

          Works for me!

          I dropped my cold camera and lens in cold powder snow. It was too dangerous to go back and get the camera so it spent the night buried in snow. Found the camera the next morning and it works just fine. Wahoo!

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          5.0

          Its every thing they said

          By Joe

          from LINY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

          I've used it 2 times and I like it but I need to work with it some more

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          5.0

          worth every penny

          By Webfoot

          from NW USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

          For stills and video on a GH1, 2 or 3 this is the best all around lens. Nice wide angle to tele (silent) zoom. Love using with EXT. Put it on and leave it on. I got it for video where I can't be changing lens but find I leave it on my GH2 for stills in all but the darkest conditions.

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          5.0

          great price and service on lens--waiting

          By craigerer

          from harrisburg pa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                great service on lens--but still waiting on camera--no word when it is to be in. hope soon for it is christmas gift for our son
                mc

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Good choise

                By Ofer Geva V&A

                from Jerusalem, Israel

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                I use it with an AF100. It gives great depth of field but zoom is pretty bulky. Also 14-18mm has image distortion. All around I enjoy it.

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                5.0

                EXCELENT ´PRODUCT

                By JUANJO

                from MEXICO DF

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                iN A pANASONIC cAMARA

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                5.0

                The perfect lens for travelling

                By Tapey

                from Sydney, Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Good image stabilisation
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Lens Creep

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                Whilst fortunate enough to have two Lumix cameras it was still getting a little tedious changing lenses depending on what I was wanting to shoot. (And always having two cameras around my neck!)

                With this lens I comfortably travelled around NYC without ever needing to reach for the other camera or change to another lens.

                It has also taken some lovely shots, including nice panoramas for stitching together later, wide shots capturing a large scene and very good close-ups to get in close to the action. (14-140mm or 28-280mm 35mm equivalent.)

                All-in-all I am extremely happy!

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                4.0

                Jack of All Trades

                By dovy

                from Israel

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Purpose

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                  This lens covers all normal needs of a photographer who is not into extremes. It behaves very well, producing good color rendition and contrasts. It shows some softness at its long position - but nothing serious.

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                  4.0

                  14-140

                  By adam

                  from pawlet VT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compatibility
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Build Quality
                  • Weak Casing

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                  I bought this len to use it with the autofocus shooting video on a lumix GH2. The autofocus works well except in low light. The glass quality is ok but really does not compare to my older nikon glass. There is no aperature adjustment ring on the lens which is actually fine with me. If you want an all around easy to use lens to point and shoot this lens is great. For more serious video shooters it is a good lens to have in the bag but like all lenses will not do everything.

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                  5.0

                  Very nice

                  By Tim

                  from Pittsburgh PA, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                    Great with my GH2 as a "rarely take it off" lens. It might be a little heavy for those without viewfinders, but used with a viewfinder it has nice balance. And it's quite sharp.

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                    4.0

                    Got what I expected

                    By art4le

                    from Denham Springs, LA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                        Great value, works with camera I have, well packed, and arrived on time

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Must Have! Less Lenses to Bring

                        By Lumix

                        from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Great Range

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                          This is one of the best lenses for casual use.
                          Great for daily use for the non-professional photographer.

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                          4.0

                          Great range with OIS a big help

                          By tumbled

                          from florida

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.:

                          A little heavy for the small cameras this fits but allows great range of focal lengths. A little slow. OIS helps a lot to steady the image even for focusing and especially for video. The G3 camera has the noisiest shutter I have ever heard so the quietness of the lens makes little difference when trying to shoot live critters.

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