Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (Silver)

Model: H-PS14042S

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Weight 3.35 oz (95 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 1.1" (61 x 27.94 mm)
Filter Thread Front:37 mm


Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (.2 m)
Elements/Groups 9/8
Focal Length 14 - 42mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds


Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
What digital camera.32818507
8 April 2013

Lightweight and ultra-compact power-driven zoom

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    No visible colour fringing

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    Power zoom and focusing requires familiarisation

1 December 2011

This compact standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras covers a range equivalent to a 28-84mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a unique compact design and optical image stabilisation. It is currently available as a kit with the Lumix G1X camera and can be picked up on its own for around £370.

Trusted reviews.33834858
8 April 2013

Choice is something that seems to characterise Panasonic’s Lumix lens range, which elsewhere offers both a 45-200mm Mega OIS zoom and a 45-175mm GX Power-Zoom. That choice is echoed here too: the power-driven 14-42mm zoom simply offers yet another alternative to traditional rotating collars – and a...

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    No visible colour fringing

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    Power zoom and focusing requires familiarisation

Lenstip com.34355424
11 June 2012

The results of our test show that, when it comes to the optics, we deal here with a typical ‘kit’ lens which doesn’t stand out against the rest of contemporary devices of this type which are added at almost no charge to the reflex and mirrorless cameras of its rivals.

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    small, compact and neat casing with metal mount,, very good image quality in the frame centre,, negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,, moderate lateral chromatic aberration at longer focal lengths,, well-controlled coma,, slight astigmatism,, efficient and noiseless autofocus,, efficient...

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    weak image quality on the edge of the frame at the longest focal length,, very high lateral chromatic aberration at the shortest focal length,, high distortion on both focal extremes,, significant vignetting,, weak performance against bright light.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
12 May 2017

Just received this lens and took it out on it's first shoot. I'm a professional aerial photographer and I thought this lens would be a perfect addition to my 4/3 collection to be able to zoom in and out on subjects.

B h photo.34921152
14 August 2017

Bought this to use on my Ronan M gimbal. But, it's actually a great little everyday lens for close quarters. I have been using it for behind the scenes on my latest feature.

B h photo.34921152
22 October 2015

Really suprized at this lens. The fact that something so small can produce such a nice image. Again dissapointed in the hogh stop limit (3.5) but understandable in such a small lens with a servo zoom.

B h photo.34921152
12 October 2015

I am so impressed with this lens. Really top quality optics. Love the power zoom and focus features - I use it in on a Blackmagic Design Studio Camera, so it being active allows me to remotely control it. Brilliant and really useful.

B h photo.34921152
5 April 2017

it takes nice shots--happy with it. Haven't tried it indoors yet in low light but this shot was taken in deep shade if you are looking for compact this is the one

Product Highlights
  • Super Compact 3x 14-42mm Power Zoom Lens
  • 28-84mm Equivalent in 35mm Format
  • Nano Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare
  • Power O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization
  • Silent Autofocus During Movie Recording
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In The Box
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (Silver)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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