Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.

Placeholder
14-42 mm
autofocus 3x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Panasonic MEGA O.I.S. Image stabilized
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.

Cons

The Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/5.6

The Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. vs other Digital camera lenses

Magnification Poor macro Help
1:6.2 (0.2)

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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14 mm
Max focal length
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42 mm
Zoom range
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3x
Magnification
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1:6.2 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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Panasonic MEGA O.I.S.
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds
Length
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64 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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61 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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52 mm
Weight
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165 g
above average above average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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65.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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24.2°
Wide vertical
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51.5°
Telephoto vertical
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18.3°
Wide diagonal
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77.6°
Telephoto diagonal
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30°

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Avatar for mitchellbrian fox mitchellbrian fox (2:03 PM, July 24, 2017)
I just bought the Gx7 with the 14-42mm lens. I installed the lens by turning it until it clicked. it seems seated properly. I turned the manual focus ring until the lens was closest to the body (wide rather than telephoto).It keeps turning beyond that i would expect, and goes out a little. This is not what i normally see in a lens. Is this a problem?
 
Steve (11:33 AM, July 04, 2013)
WRONG SPECS AGAIN ON THIS SITE ABOUT PANASONIC LENSES!! THIS LENS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A FISHEYE LENS. WHO IN THE WORLD DOES GIVE SUCH WRONG INFORMATION?? PLEASE CHECK THE PANASONIC WEBSITE FOR THE REAL SPECS ON THIS GREAT LENS IN THE LOWER PRICE RANGE!