Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Black Micro Four Thirds Lens, Black

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About Panasonic 14-140mm Mirrorless

PANASONIC LUMIX G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S, MICRO 4/3 LENS - BLACK

There’s a lot more that goes into a quality picture than just pointing a lens and shooting. Specifically, it takes a lens of the quality of PANASONIC Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S MICRO 4/3 - BLACK. Not only is the design sophisticated, the power image stabilization and autofocus allow for smooth, consistent shots nearly every time.



Product Highlights
  • The Panasonic Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) takes a lot of the guesswork out of your photographs, acting as a virtual “portable tripod” that makes taking crisp, clear shots inevitable.
  • With 14 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED lenses, this Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm lens is a superstar at eliminating lens aberrations and minimizing chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flare. (Don’t worry – it will enhance your flair!)
  • The Internal Focusing system offers smooth and silent focusing for both video and photo capture, even when you’re running high-speed shooting of up to 240 fps.

Smooth, quick and crisp enough to handle just about any picture opportunity you can throw at it, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 is a worthy addition to any Micro Four Thirds lens mount—and, heck, you might want to consider getting such a mount just to procure one of these Panasonic lenses.

 

There’s a lot more that goes into a quality picture than just pointing a lens and shooting. Specifically, it takes a lens of the quality of PANASONIC Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S MICRO 4/3 - BLACK. Not only is the design sophisticated, the power image stabilization and autofocus allow for smooth, consistent shots nearly every time.



  • The Panasonic Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) takes a lot of the guesswork out of your photographs, acting as a virtual “portable tripod” that makes taking crisp, clear shots inevitable.
  • With 14 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED lenses, this Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm lens is a superstar at eliminating lens aberrations and minimizing chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flare. (Don’t worry – it will enhance your flair!)
  • The Internal Focusing system offers smooth and silent focusing for both video and photo capture, even when you’re running high-speed shooting of up to 240 fps.

Smooth, quick and crisp enough to handle just about any picture opportunity you can throw at it, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 is a worthy addition to any Micro Four Thirds lens mount—and, heck, you might want to consider getting such a mount just to procure one of these Panasonic lenses.

 



Learn about the PANASONIC LUMIX G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S, MICRO 4/3 LENS - BLACK

The Micro Four Thirds lens mount is like a window into the world—and with compatible lenses like the PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. MICRO 4/3 - BLACK, it’s no wonder. This lens is smooth and sophisticated, handling just about any kind of shot you want to throw at it thanks to a wide angle-to-telephoto zoom range that’s equivalent to 28-280mm in 35mm format. But there’s more to the story of lenses that we like to tell here at Adorama—certainly more than just the flexible angles from which you can view the world. There’s an underlying quality of design to this lens that helps reduce chromatic aberrations and increase the consistency of each photograph. That’s no mistake. Every detail, from the two ED glass elements to the Power Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), goes into making this a lens that can take your eyes around the world and back without bungling any one of a wide range of photo types. Sound too good to be true? Here’s how the Panasonic 14-140 micro four-thirds lens pulls it off:



Product Highlights
  • We can’t go very far without mentioning the Power Optical Image Stabilizer (Panasonic OIS). Image stabilization is key when you’re talking about a lens with this kind of flexibility between shots. If you’re going to take consistent photographs, you’re going to need stabilization that backs it up. Well, the OIS here does that and more, aiding you in each shot’s consistency while offering a level of clarity and precision that’s tough to equal throughout the world of premier lenses.
  • Smooth, silent focusing is essential to anyone who takes his lenses seriously—and the Panasonic 14-140 delivers. Of course, many lenses have their own ways of accomplishing this—for this Panasonic, an internal focusing system lets you focus without having to worry about the lens size itself, and a stepping motor offers smooth and silent focusing in both photo and video modes. That means you can freely move between capturing stills as well as live footage without having to worry about how your next shot will focus.
  • High-speed shooting takes advantage of all this wonderful autofocusing, because the Panasonic Lumix 14-140mm lens supports shooting up to 240 fps (with compatible cameras). Of course, a consistent, smooth autofocus is needed to maintain image integrity at frame rates of this speed, and you already know that this lens delivers. Feel free to take high-quality footage at absurdly high frame rates without worrying whether your shot will appear sluggish or out of focus.
  • Quality construction and design brings it all together, thanks to 14 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED lenses. If you wonder how your Panasonic 14-140 achieves such stunning, high-contrast photos with minimal chromatic aberrations, it’s because of this quality design, inside and outside the device.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry, coming it at 9.35 ounces minus the lens cap and lens rear cap, the Panasonic 14-140 is an easy addition to your toolbox of lenses. Because it’s interchangeable with the Micro Four Thirds lens mount, you can easily create a veritable portable studio for yourself, featuring lenses like this Panasonic Lumix zoom lens. You won’t add a lot of weight or bulk to your carrying cases and you’ll be free to move around a professional gig with ease.

Whether you’re looking to add to your Micro Four Thirds lens series or making your first investment, there are few lenses at Adorama that more warrant your consideration than the PANASONIC Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. MICRO 4/3 - BLACK.



From the Manufacturer
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (Black) is a wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens compatible with cameras featuring the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Its 14-140mm focal length is equivalent to 28-280mm in 35mm format and provides a 75-8.8deg. angle of view. The Power Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) keeps your images free of blur, even if your hands are unsteady, by compensating for camera shake twice as effectively as MEGA O.I.S.

The lens contains three aspherical elements to eliminate coma and other types of lens aberration and two ED glass elements to enhance sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration. Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosting and flare. The Internal Focusing system lets you focus without altering the size of the lens, enabling a closer minimum focusing distance of 0.98' at the widest focal lengths (14-21mm) and 1.64' at 22-140mm.

Additionally, the lens utilizes a stepping motor to enable smooth, silent focusing during both photo and video capture. The circular aperture diaphragm features seven blades that create visually pleasing bokeh in the out-of-focus regions of the image. When used with certain compatible cameras, including the DMC-GH3/G6, the lens supports high-speed shooting at up to 240 fps to take advantage of contrast AF.

The 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 is compact and lightweight, with a 67mm diameter and an overall length of 2.95", but features a durable metal mount. It accepts 58mm filters. Supplied with the lens are front and rear caps, a lens hood for blocking out unwanted light and a convenient storage bag.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (8),Compact (5),Easy to use (5),Consistent output (3),Durable (3),Easily interchangeable (3),Lightweight (3)
Cons:
Heavy (5),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (5),Travel (4),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6)

Panasonic 14-140mm Mirrorless Specifications

Lens Construction
14 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lens)
Mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Length
f=14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-280mm)
Aperture Type
7 Diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture
F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
Minimum Aperture
F22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.30m/0.98' (at focal lengths 14-21mm) / 0.50m/1.64' (at focal lengths 22-140mm)
Maximum magnification
Approx. 0.25x / 0.50x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View
75deg.(Wide) to 8.8deg.(TELE)
Filter Size (Dia.)
58mm / 2.28"
Dimensions ( Dia.xL)
67x75mm / 2.64x2.95" (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight
265g / 9.35oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)

Panasonic 14-140mm Mirrorless Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small but NOT Silent Lens

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. description says "Smooth, silent operation for both photo and video recording". My lens emits a constant whirring sound that is only silenced when the camera is turned off. Silent should mean silent. I would like a silent lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Updated Workhorse

I'll bet you are reading this to ask is it worth upgrading from the older sibling? Well yes, with caveats. Even though I've had this barely two weeks, I shot 3000 photos and dozens of hours of video on vacation in a national park. Here's what I found: First, you get incrementally better quality and incrementally better low light (at wider settings), but this is certainly no home run. However, considering it goes from 28-280mm in a single lens, we have to be realistic the laws of physics can o...

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I'll bet you are reading this to ask is it worth upgrading from the older sibling? Well yes, with caveats. Even though I've had this barely two weeks, I shot 3000 photos and dozens of hours of video on vacation in a national park. Here's what I found: First, you get incrementally better quality and incrementally better low light (at wider settings), but this is certainly no home run. However, considering it goes from 28-280mm in a single lens, we have to be realistic the laws of physics can only be pushed so far. Sharpness is really no better than the older version, although the longer end of the zoom range, sharpness is notibly better than the older version. What you do get is significantly smaller form factor, very noticable weight loss, so much so even the GH3 is practical to carry all day using a Bino-buddy binoculars strap. The camera balances far better vs old version of this lens too. You also get a lens that will not extend itself as you move, something on the old lens was resolved with a fat rubber band. So for a general walkabout lens that is good performer in most situations this lens and the 7-14mm cousin are a great pair. Finally, if you are concerned about the negative remarks, think about what your output will be. If you are only sharing on the internet, HDTV, photoframe, and computer, this lens should be a good option, but if you want to print 11x14's or larger on a regular basis, you would be better served by buying one or more of the of f2/8 lenses as they are far sharper than this lens. However, large prints are practical if you need them, just don't expect miracles. This lens is a jack of all trades, master of none, but I find utility in such a well-rounded lens. My vacation travel kit is minimized. A camera you WANT to carry all day has a quality all it's own. Verdict: Keeper.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
5.0

Excellent do-it-all lens!

By

from Northern California

I purchased this lens to replace my 14-45 and 45-150 because I didn't appreciate having to swap out all the time, and I'm very happy with the decision. The 10x zoom range is extremely versatile, and the balance when mounted on my Lumix G6 body is great. Images are sharp even wide open, and stopping down a bit makes them even better. I've also taken some unexpectedly crisp hand-held bird shots all the way out at 140mm. I also like that you can switch off the image stabilization, and that it's made in Japan. This will be the only lens I take on my European trip this summer. Great job Panasonic!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Small but NOT Silent Lens

By

from Virginia

The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. description says "Smooth, silent operation for both photo and video recording". My lens emits a constant whirring sound that is only silenced when the camera is turned off. Silent should mean silent. I would like a silent lens.

 
5.0

Great performer

By

from Sao Paulo, Brasil  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is sharp. Period. Specially on the sweet spot, somewhere between 5.6 and 8, more than enough for me. For me the whole idea of smaller sensor systems is to be light and mobile so a lens this small with that reach is great. I don't see myself buying 2.8 zooms but to each his own. Outside the sweet spot this lens is not that great. I won't miss a shot if I need to go down to 3.5 or 4 but if I can I'll leave at 5.6. Thinking this lens as a series of primes combined in one lens gives it great versatility even lacking the greater aperture primes have but depending on what shooting you're doing you won't miss it... But as some other reviewer mentioned, the 20mm 1.7 is always at arms length so I can tell I'm a happy camper! Recommended!

 
5.0

Excellent Lens

By

from Simsbury, Ct.  -  Semi-Professional

Bought this as a general purpose lens for my E-M1. Very good results. Wish it were faster..

(31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Updated Workhorse

By

from Florida

I'll bet you are reading this to ask is it worth upgrading from the older sibling? Well yes, with caveats. Even though I've had this barely two weeks, I shot 3000 photos and dozens of hours of video on vacation in a national park. Here's what I found: First, you get incrementally better quality and incrementally better low light (at wider settings), but this is certainly no home run. However, considering it goes from 28-280mm in a single lens, we have to be realistic the laws of physics can only be pushed so far. Sharpness is really no better than the older version, although the longer end of the zoom range, sharpness is notibly better than the older version. What you do get is significantly smaller form factor, very noticable weight loss, so much so even the GH3 is practical to carry all day using a Bino-buddy binoculars strap. The camera balances far better vs old version of this lens too. You also get a lens that will not extend itself as you move, something on the old lens was resolved with a fat rubber band. So for a general walkabout lens that is good performer in most situations this lens and the 7-14mm cousin are a great pair. Finally, if you are concerned about the negative remarks, think about what your output will be. If you are only sharing on the internet, HDTV, photoframe, and computer, this lens should be a good option, but if you want to print 11x14's or larger on a regular basis, you would be better served by buying one or more of the of f2/8 lenses as they are far sharper than this lens. However, large prints are practical if you need them, just don't expect miracles. This lens is a jack of all trades, master of none, but I find utility in such a well-rounded lens. My vacation travel kit is minimized. A camera you WANT to carry all day has a quality all it's own. Verdict: Keeper.

 
5.0

very good lens

By

from sunnyvale, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use it with GH2 body as one-size-fits-all traveling lens and it serves its purpose: lightweight, reasonably fast, versatile. I compared it with two other lenses: 12-35/f2.8 and 100-300/f4-5.6. As expected, AF it is a bit slower and picture is a bit fuzzier than for the first one (for both 14 and 35 mm zoom) but quality is the same as for the second one for zoom= 140mm. Besides, as with any other lenses, it is practically impossible to use it for video due to noticeable AF hunt.

 
4.0

Versatile, Compact 14-140mm Zoom

By

from San Antonio, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

The lens is a bit heavy but makes it feel solid too. Manual zoom so no noise. I've gotten very sharp photos. Color seems accurate too.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good for What It's Meant To Do

By

from Palatine, IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is a superzoom with a focal length comparable to 28-280mm on a full size sensor. As such there is a tradeoff; weight and larger minimal aperatures vs convenience. The 14-140 is designed to be used on cameras capable of functioning very well at ISOs from 1600-6400 depending on the model its mounted on. This along with image stabilization makes it useful in many settings. It's great as an everyday lens. Teamed with a fast prime it is marvelous for travel. Indoors it works very well by itself at the higher ISOs and even better with flash. Video, you don't hear the motor when it focuses but the large aperature gets in the way unless you have extra lighting. That's where the fast prime would come in. That prime is also useful where no flash is allowed. From my understanding pros who are into mirrorless use this lens for their videos but they use extra lighting as well. Weight? It weighs about one pound. A superzoom of this range and construction from a major manufacturer on an APC or full sensor camera will weigh anywhere from 2.5 to almost 4 pounds. The images it helps to produce? On an electrical device (computer, smartphone, tablet) almost flawless. Printed, some grain at 16x20. If you're looking for pro quality, constant aperature speed and ease be prepared to spend $2500 for two lenses that together don't cover the focal length that this one does. If you're not ready to do that then really think about this one.

 
3.0

Comparable to other long zooms

By

from Arroyo Grande, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this used from Adorama. Their ratings are conservative as I would have rated this as like new. Although I bought a Panasonic micro 4/3 dSLR to use with older lenses and adapters (Leica, Minolta et al) I kind of like the camera size and the image quality, at least in RAW, is quite good at reasonable ISOs for my personal uses. For travel I have used long zooms from Nikon, Canon and Sigma and they all trade optical qualities for convenience with performance on a par with this Panasonic lens. Be aware that like most long zooms the Panasonic rapidly devolves to f5.6 though much of its range. I use software to correct raw images for distortion, in this case DxO,a practice I strongly recommend for most consumer grade lenses. So if you want a long zoom for a Pansonic micro 4/3 dSLR this is a reasonable performer for a lens in its class. My main complaint is that close focus is more limited than I would like.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not good for video

By

from rochester ny  -  Pro Photographer

is meant for photo not video, (i use it on panasonic af100) so it is kind of dark, and jerky to zoom, and the fact that has to extend is a bummer, sad part is supossed the best for my camera. hope panasonic makes some lenses meant for it.

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Shopper  It seems that there is no zoom lock switch. Is there a zoom creep without that? especially with those straps that go in to tripod socket (like Joby sling strap)!
ALEXEI S  No, there is no zoom creep
Shopper  does anyone know what is the estimated time that panasonic will let out the lens?
Andrew R  Estimated ship date Fall 2013

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