Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH Mega OIS

  • m4/3 coverage
  • autofocus (silent, fast video)
  • internal focusing
  • Mega OIS optical image stabilization
  • 17 elements in 13 groups, (4 aspherical, 2 SD elements)
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • 62mm filter ring
  • 1.64' (.5m) minimum focus, <tk> magnification ratio
  • 3.3" (84 mm) long, 2.76" (70mm) diameter
  • 16.2 ounces (460g) weight
  • included lens hood, lens storage bag
  • US$850 suggested retail
  • Model Number H-VS014140

Thom's Mini Review:  Expensive. This is the original kit lens for the Panasonic GH1 and has continued to be the go-to lens for all the Panasonic m4/3 mount video cameras (GH1, GH2, AG-AF100). It feels way too large on the smaller m4/3 bodies, but acceptable in size if you're doing video on a tripod, which I think was the original intention here. Like the other Panasonic zooms, it performs quite well optically, with only minor flaws showing at the extremes. Autofocus performance is impressively fast considering this is lens has a lot of focal length and gets to a pretty strong telephoto at the far end. Even at extreme telephoto the autofocus was fast and precise.The lens' mediocre aperture specs do hurt low light use of the m4/3 bodies, though. You're much better off with a fast prime in low light. Very good build quality. Recommended (2013 to 2016) (qualified)

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