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Panasonic G VARIO 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. M.O.I.S

Manufacturer Panasonic
Model G VARIO 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. M.O.I.S
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 14 - 42 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75 - 29 o
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:5.9
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 46 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 49 x 56 mm
Weight 110 g
Additional information 2 aspherical lenses
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  1. effivesix
    effivesix 13 April 2018, 05:30
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    IP 109.155.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: £145
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: All plastic build will not please everyone. Some vignetting at 14mm wide open, but quickly removed by stopping down. Large standard lens hood spoils compactness.

    Pros: Tack sharp at sweet spot points, usually from f5.6-f8; pretty good wide open too. Small, lightweight, go-anywhere type of lens. Ideal to match with, say, a 35-100mm companion or others of choice.

    Summary: When people say \'kit lens\' you can usually expect groans - but this lens changes the pattern completely, is much underrated, and worth all of the price. In short, it\'s a gem! You can certainly pay twice the price for an alternative and not gain twice the quality of results. It\'s unbeatable as a valued travel companion, producing results of high quality time after time. This version uses 46mm filters not the 52mm ones of earlier models, as a distinguishing mark. As others might say \'It\'s a no-brainer. Just buy it.\'

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