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.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
- Four Aspherical Elements
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Overview
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Specs
14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 84mm)
f/3.5 to 5.6
Micro Four Thirds
|Lens Format Coverage|
Micro Four Thirds
|Angle of View|
75° to 29°
|Minimum Focus Distance|
7.87" / 20 cm
9 Elements in 8 Groups
37 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.4 x 1.06" / 61 x 26.8 mm
3.35 oz / 95 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
5.1 x 4.4 x 3.3"
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.... Reviews
Only one Problem
I have two Micro Four Thirds camera. The lens works great on my Olympus EPL-9, but it does not fit correctly onto my E-M10 Mark IV. The body of the lens scrapes against the body of the camera, so I'm using it only on the EPL-9.
Good quality image low profile
Everything you'd want!
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 ?
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.
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
Great with my Drone!
OK if small size and lightweight are paramount priorities
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.
Compact great little lens
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.
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