Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Power Zoom
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
| Light weight at only 95g / 3.4 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is also available in Micro Four Thirds mount.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS has a maximum diameter of 61mm and total length of 27mm. It weighs 95g / 3.4 oz.
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS has a filter thread of 37mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS:
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS has a focal range of 14-42mm and 3.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-84mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS has a Power Zoom feature which consists of a rocker switch and a internal zoom motor where you can change the focal length of the lens by pushing this switch. This method of zoom is smoother and generates less shake than zooming in and out using your hand, especially beneficial while recording video.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.34x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.34x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 14mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 42mm .
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 8 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 4 aspherical elements
- 2 ED glass elements
- Nano Surface Coating
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS doesn't come with a lens hood.
Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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