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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the price and usability, November 23, 2011
This review is from: Panasonic HFS014042 14-42mm Zoom lens for Micro third cameras (Electronics)
The only real reason anyone would bash this lens is if they're using it wrong. This is NOT a lens for low light situations. That said, it's still not bad in low light. If you move around and get your shoot position right, you can still get useabe results. In a well lit environment or sunlight this lens shines.

Also, you CAN use this for some great portraits provided there's ample light. On a sunny day or in a well lit studio, it'll work just fine.

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Silver) and Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras.

So here we go, a quick review:
Pros:
1. VERY affordable
2. Small and portable. I carry this, my GH2 and the 20mm panny, charger, card reader, cell phones, passports, etc in my small National Geographic NG 4567 Small Sling Bag (Khaki).
3. Good for portaits and everyday photography in good lighting.

Cons:
1. NOT very good in low light
2. Has a limited zoom but then at under 200 dollars its not bad at all.

In a nutshell, this is a great starter lens for someone with just a MFT body. Its VERSATILE and PORTABLE. Good to get used to a zoom lens before you for a more powerful lens.

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Initial post: Aug 1, 2012 11:58:17 PM PDT
White Lotus says:
You can add "NOT very sharp" to your list of cons. This 14-42mm lens is not sharp compared with my 18-55mm kit lens on my entry level Nikon D40 DSLR.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 1:39:51 AM PDT
muttonchops says:
Okay thats a nice bit of information. I'll edit that thanks :)
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