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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA144235XS • MFR #H-PS14042S
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
Spanning a versatile focal length range while retaining a compact form factor, the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a slim 28-84mm equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Contributing to its sleek profile, the optical design uses four aspherical elements to also reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range. A pair of extra-low dispersion elements are also featured, to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and a Nano Surface Coating has been applied to suppress flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens uses a stepping AF motor and internal focus design for quick and quiet focusing performance and POWER O.I.S. helps to compensate for the effects of camera shake in order to deliver sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Overview

Spanning a versatile focal length range while retaining a compact form factor, the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a slim 28-84mm equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Contributing to its sleek profile, the optical design uses four aspherical elements to also reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range. A pair of extra-low dispersion elements are also featured, to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and a Nano Surface Coating has been applied to suppress flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens uses a stepping AF motor and internal focus design for quick and quiet focusing performance and POWER O.I.S. helps to compensate for the effects of camera shake in order to deliver sharper imagery when shooting handheld.

Wide-to-portrait-length zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range.
Four aspherical elements help reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range while two extra-low dispersion elements control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
A Nano Surface Coating has been applied to individual elements to noticeably reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Stepping AF motor and internal focus design provides smooth and quiet focusing performance that is well-suited to both photo and video use.
POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) minimizes the appearance of camera shake to realize sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Power zoom design affords a smooth, controllable zooming motion and also results in a retractable lens design that measures just over 1"-thick when not in use.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170052321

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Specs

Focal Length14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View75° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.4 x 1.06" / 61 x 26.8 mm
Weight3.35 oz / 95 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.1 x 4.4 x 3.3"

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Reviews

OK if small size and lightweight are paramount priorities

By Owen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

Evaluated on its own terms, this is a good lens. It is very small and very lightweight. Speed and control are sacrificed. Aperture ramping starts immediately as you zoom in from 14mm. There is no ability to dial focus, iris or zoom by hand. If you shoot in low to medium light or want a more robust zoom lens, strong contenders start at around twice the price of this lens.

Everything you'd want!

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

This lens is great! The motorized lens is perfect for our church setting where you can use a clip on hand switcher to zoom in and out during the church service without having to reach over the camera. Very smooth and quiet. Fits the blackmagic pocket camera which is what we needed it for.

O.I.S. Dual Mode ?

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-18

I needed a wide lens to use with my Lumix GX85 and because this lens had "Power O.I.S."I thought that it would work in the dual stabilization mode with the GX85. It does not. Also, the power zoom seems to be of little use although you are able to operate the zoom from the camera.

Great little everyday close quarters lens.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-14

Bought this to use on my Ronan M gimbal. But, it's actually a great little everyday lens for close quarters. I have been using it for behind the scenes on my latest feature.

Maybe a little fuzzy on the edge but it is not noticeable if

By Scot
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-30

Great with my Drone!

Funhouse mirror size barrel distortion

By Joseph
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-12

Just received this lens and took it out on it's first shoot. I'm a professional aerial photographer and I thought this lens would be a perfect addition to my 4/3 collection to be able to zoom in and out on subjects. At the wide end, there is very little distortion, however, as you zoom the distortion quickly becomes absurd. This lens creates images that are completely unusable in any sort of professional application with any focal length greater than 25. If you go all the way to 42, it looks as though you're viewing a funhouse mirror. Immediately returning this product.

Compact great little lens

By Tod
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-10

Using this with a BMSC4K+ for a close headshot. It operated as expected. The power zoom is a little loud but cannot be picked up by my headset mic at 3 feet away.

nice

By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-08

Good quality image low profile

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Asked by: ry
The lens can be used with a digital camera compatible with the lens mount standard for the“Micro Four Thirds System.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2020-04-21

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Asked by: Kasey
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Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-09-28

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Can you control the focus, zoom and iris with a remote, or through the ATEM software from Blackmagic?
Asked by: Christian
I was able to control focus, zoom and iris through the ATEM software. I was using the ATEM Mini Pro ISO with the current version of control software. I was connected to the switcher via my local network.
Answered by: Donald
Date published: 2021-03-25

is this a power zoom lens?

is this a power zoom lens?
Asked by: Cindy
Yes
Answered by: Shulem
Date published: 2021-04-07

Is the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm lens ...

Is the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm lens capable of live Auto focus on BMPCC 4K video recording?
Asked by: Jeong
This lens will work with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's One Touch Auto Focus Feature. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K does not offer continuous auto focus.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

Has anyone used a remote control unit to zoom ...

Has anyone used a remote control unit to zoom this lens?
Asked by: Cindy
Yes, you could use something along the lines of this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1344165-REG/libec_zc_lp_zoom_control_for_lanc_panasonic.html
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-04-07

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blackmagic micro studio 4k compatible?
Asked by: Paul F.
Yes it is. This lens has an MFT mount, which is the kind of mount on B&H # BLMCRSTCAM.https://bhpho.to/2mqnO4e
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can a Lanparte remote zoom this lens?

Can a Lanparte remote zoom this lens?
Asked by: Cindy
Thank you for reaching out. We are not able to fully guarantee functionality with third party products, however we would kindly recommend you to check this aspect with the other manufacturer as well.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-04-06
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