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14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Lumix G Vario ASPH


This is a very good kit lens, but unfortunately has been discontinued in favour of the plethora of other 14-42mm kit lenses available.

I have found this lens to be very sharp at all focal lengths and it also auto-focuses very quickly on the OM-D cameras, just as fast as my Olympus 12-40/2.8. Obviously the PRO lens will do better in low light, but this kit lens is not too shabby. It's a bit bigger than the other, more modern kit lenses.


Build quality is much the same as many of the other cheaper m43 lenses, plastic, but sturdy and reliable. You get a hood and lens pouch with it.

If you can find one I would definitely recommend getting it.

Brand: Panasonic
Focus: Auto
Mass (g): 195
Length (mm): 60
Filter (Ømm): 52
Optics: 12/9
AOV ˚: 75-27
Macro: 0.17x
Min. Focus (mm): 300
Hood: included
Rating (1-10): 8


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Actually this very first standard kit zoom is still in production and can be purchased new at the retailers.


I've used this one and the first generation 14-42 kit zoom.  And I won't hesitate to say that this very first kit zoom is superior: you need to stop down by one stop to get the image quality with 14-42 comparable to that of 14-45 wide open at entire zoom settings.


If you are not particular about the latest kit zooms of pancake type, this is the lens to get.

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