Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH / MEGA O.I.S. for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems

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About Panasonic 14-45mm Mirrorless

PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 14-45MM f/3.5-5.6 MICRO 4/3

A standard zoom lens doesn’t have to mean that your photos are limited to a standard quality. The PANASONIC 14-45MM F/3.5-5.6 MICRO 4/3 lens is proof of that, offering advanced technology to support its stunning images:

Product Highlights

  • The MEGA O.I.S., Panasonic’s advanced Optical Image Stabilizer technology, does it all to keep blurring at bay while you’re focusing on each subject.
  • 1 aspherical lens, a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm, and an autofocus that supports you? Yes, this Panasonic 14-45mm lens is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.
  • The multi-coated lens elements will reduce ghosting and flaring, ensuring maximum “crispness” with each shot.

Acquire a Panasonic 14-45mm lens to up not just your “standard zoom” game, but your photography in general.

 



Learn about the PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 14-45MM f/3.5-5.6 MICRO 4/3

It’s not a crime to want a lot out of your standard zoom lens. Want it to be Micro Four Thirds system-compatible? Want its zoom range to handle a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes to live events? Want an aspherical lens element to minimize distortion no matter what precise focal length you’re utilizing? Want fast autofocus, which precisely tracks your subject and adjusts automatically, with minimal fuss? At Adorama, we don’t think it’s too much to ask out of a lens, particularly if you’re talking about the PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 14-45MM f/3.5-5.6 MICRO 4/3 lens. This Micro Four Thirds-compatible lens is a Lumix lens with some serious capability, offering the versatility of a standard zoom with the quality that comes with good glass. Here’s how:

  • Smooth, crisp images. That’s thanks to Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer which helps keep your photos sharp even when you’re hand-holding your camera and feeling a little shaky or weak in the knees. This will help ensure quality images even when you’re not at your best, or just being emotional, like when you were shooting your favorite cousin’s wedding. (You know you cried.) That’s steadiness you can appreciate in both time and space.
  • Let’s talk weight. It’s not a major concern for some photographers, but experienced peeps know that a lightweight lens is an absolute necessity the more you add to your mobile photography wares. With the Panasonic 14-45mm lens, we’re talking about a compact size of only 2.36” and a mere 6.88 ounces of weight, which translates to 195 grams for you metric folks. That’s enough traveling capability to make even the most mobile of vagabonds blush.
  • Designed to be standard to the Micro Four Thirds System, this Panasonic 14-45mm lens is also compatible with a number of cameras, which means it adds even more hardware versatility to its already versatile nature. If you already have a Panasonic camera body in the Micro Four Thirds System—or any other camera, for that matter – you can easily hook up this lens and get to shooting without missing a beat.
  • Interior design usually refers to living rooms, but what about the design of this interior? We’re talking multi-coated lens elements reducing ghosts and flare, an aspherical lens that reduces aberration and general yuckiness, and a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm that will make out-of-focus areas look smooth and soft. That corrects a heck of a lot of flaws, even for professional and seasoned photographers.
  • We at Adorama mentioned it in the intro, but we have to talk about the MEGA O.I.S., Panasonic’s advanced Optical Image Stabilizer Technology. It gives you the freedom to shoot far-off subjects without worrying about blurring and other aberrations. If only life came with an advanced stabilizer technology.

Standard zoom, but not standard quality: the PANASONIC 14-45MM F/3.5-5.6 MICRO 4/3 lens is an all-in-one type of lens that will give you the freedom photograph just about whatever you want and still expect stunning results.

 

 

 



From the Manufacturer
Panasonic's Lumix G Vario 14 - 45mm f/3.5 - 5.6 ASPH / MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens is a standard zoom lens designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds System cameras. Its zoom range of 14 - 45mm (28 - 90mm in 35mm equivalent) is a good choice for a variety of subjects including landscapes and portraits. It has 1 Aspherical lens element which minimizes distortion at all focal lengths. Plus, it supports Panasonic's contrast AF system for accurate and fast image capture.

Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep photos sharp when your camera is handheld and in low light situations. It also has 7 aperture blades which deliver smooth-looking out-of-focus areas of your photos. This lens has a compact size of 2.36" (60mm) and weighs only 6.88 oz (195 g).

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (3),Lightweight (3)

Panasonic 14-45mm Mirrorless Features

  • Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard
  • MEGA O.I.S. is Panasonic's advanced Optical Image Stabilizer technology
  • 1 Aspherical lens to reduce aberration
  • Contrast AF system support
  • 7-blade, circular aperture diaphragm produces softness in out-of-focus areas of your photos
  • Multi-coated lens elements reduce ghosts and flare

Panasonic 14-45mm Mirrorless Specifications

Lens Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
Mount
Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes
Focal Length
f=14mm to 45mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 90mm)
Aperture Type
7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture
F3.5(wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture
F22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.30m at all focal lengths
Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.17x/0.34x (35mm film camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View
75 deg(W)-27 deg(T)
Filter Size
52mm / 2.05 in
Max. Diameter
60mm / 2.36 in
Overall Length
Approx. 60mm / 2.36 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight
Approx. 195g / 6.88oz

Panasonic 14-45mm Mirrorless Reviews

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4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Should Have been my G3 stock lens

While back I had bought the kit of the Panasonic G3(Brown), which included the 14-42mm as a stock lens & Included the 45-200mm with it. Photos and video were just somewhat average with the 14-12mm, but compared to some things with the 45-200mm I noticed a number of things in terms of color quality, field of view, better image stablization, and autofocus response. I'm very glad I bought the new 14-45mm, not only the super fast autofocus, there's the rich vibrant color quality, much better stea...

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While back I had bought the kit of the Panasonic G3(Brown), which included the 14-42mm as a stock lens & Included the 45-200mm with it. Photos and video were just somewhat average with the 14-12mm, but compared to some things with the 45-200mm I noticed a number of things in terms of color quality, field of view, better image stablization, and autofocus response. I'm very glad I bought the new 14-45mm, not only the super fast autofocus, there's the rich vibrant color quality, much better steady shots, great depth in the field of view, a lot more durable with the metal locking ring than compared to the plastic one on the 14-42mm, and it's a lot more compact than the 14-42. This 14-45mm should have been the stock wide-angle zoom lens included with the kit to begin with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap

I bought this lens because I needed something wide. It still not as wide as I would like. The build quality is nowhere near that of the HD lenses. It's plastic with a sticky zoom.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Cheap

By

from Mobile, Al

I bought this lens because I needed something wide. It still not as wide as I would like. The build quality is nowhere near that of the HD lenses. It's plastic with a sticky zoom.

 
5.0

Better Kit Lens

By

from San Angelo TX  -  Professional

This lens is FAR superior to the 14-42mm "kit" lens now supplied with Panasonic Lumix cameras. I was giving my Grandson my Lumix GX1 to start him off and needed a lens for it. I tried an very clean Lumix 14-42mm but the zoom action was so sticky & jerky it was almost unusable even for stills. On my own cameras I replaced the 14-42 I had with one of these Lumix 14-45mm and those (being metal construction rather than plastic) are much smoother. This one, ordered from Adorama, "filled the bill".

 
4.0

Do NOT confuse with present 14-42

By

from Colorado  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

While both this (14-45) and the 14-42 were first issued as kit lenses and neither would be considered prime, recall that the only "kit" this lens was ever on was an original G. It is, in my opinion, a far superior zoom for this range and my GX7 loves it. BTW, I kinda' like it as well.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fine performer

By

from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Quick, fun to use lens, gets the results, fast focus, capable of even poetic, fascinating images. The only limit is what you can do as a photographer.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Should Have been my G3 stock lens

By

from Tidewater, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

While back I had bought the kit of the Panasonic G3(Brown), which included the 14-42mm as a stock lens & Included the 45-200mm with it. Photos and video were just somewhat average with the 14-12mm, but compared to some things with the 45-200mm I noticed a number of things in terms of color quality, field of view, better image stablization, and autofocus response. I'm very glad I bought the new 14-45mm, not only the super fast autofocus, there's the rich vibrant color quality, much better steady shots, great depth in the field of view, a lot more durable with the metal locking ring than compared to the plastic one on the 14-42mm, and it's a lot more compact than the 14-42. This 14-45mm should have been the stock wide-angle zoom lens included with the kit to begin with.

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ronald d  will this mount directly on Olympus omd em5 and pen 2, will all features be usable ?
FLOYD O  Since I do not use or own the Olympus bodies I suggest that you contact Panasonic. I do know the lens will fit on those cameras I do not know what features those bodies offer.
V ic V  Can I use this lens with the Olympus OMD EM 1 without an adapter?
RONALD W  Yes, this lens is a Micro 4/3 mount, and will work on any other m4/3 camera including the Olympus OMD EM-1.
Joey M  Will this lens work with the new black magic pocket cinema micro four-thirds camera? Will the auto focus work or if not, is there a manual focus ring?
Joey M  Thank you Martin. I'm just trying to figure out a good set up for my friend. He's an actor, and wants to create scene shorts for a reel. I'm a still guy myself. The whole video thing is so different.
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