Review Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Lens Overview - Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5

Featuring a slim, lightweight design, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens is a standard zoom, offering a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range, for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens construction incorporates a pair of aspherical elements, which help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and sharpness. This updated model also features MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This system is also compatible with Lumix cameras featuring the Dual I.S. feature that pairs in-body and lens-based stabilization methods for comprehensive shake compensation to support stills shooting and movie recording in low-light and other challenging conditions.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens provides a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range to cover wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives.
Two aspherical elements work to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range and also contribute to a more compact, lighter-weight design.
MEGA O.I.S. compensates for camera shake in order to realize sharper photos and videos when shooting handheld.
Image stabilization system is compatible with Lumix cameras featuring the Dual I.S. feature that blends both in-camera and lens-based stabilization methods for more effective camera shake correction.
Compact design measures just 1.9" long and weighs 3.9 oz to maintain a sleek overall profile.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 885170251656

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5 Latest Price



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
Format CompatibilityMicro 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 Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.93" / 56 x 49 mm
Weight3.88 oz / 110 g

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Lens Technical

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201120182018
Mount Type Micro 4/3Sony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens MediumLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $399$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 141815
Global 16.2297
Effective Mega Pixel 6.5839
Distorsion 1.3086
Vignetting -1.45627
Tstop 4.94709
Ac 9.61998
Vignetting Ranking 9922
Tstop Ranking 9081
Ac Ranking 7441
Pixel Depth 20.4
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.5
Sensor Format Sensor Micro43
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2011Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand PanasonicSonyFujifilm


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