Lenses -> Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 G X ASPH. O.I.S Micro Four Thirds Lens
The Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH O.I.S lens is a wide-angle to standard zoom designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds format. It's ultra-compact and extreme lightweight design offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (28-84mm on 35mm format) suitable for all areas of photography. The lens features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency. Incorporated in the lens is Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabiliser), which makes it easy to shoot super sharp shots even in low-lit conditions by suppressing blur caused by hand shake.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||8|
|Number of Lens Elements||9|
|Optical Zoom ||3.00||9.43||45|
|Max Aperture ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Wide ||3.5||73.40||23|
|Max Aperture Tele ||5.6||16.74||32|
|Focal Length Wide ||14 (or 28 in full frame equiv.)||68.36||27|
|Focal Length Tele ||42 (or 84 in full frame equiv.)||53.72||40|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.2m||97.28||15|
|Aperture Blades ||7||19.35||9|
|Autofocus Motor ||STM|
|Sensor Format ||Micro Four Thirds|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Standard Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||Yes|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||No|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||37mm|
|Lens Mount ||Micro Four Thirds|
|UK Price ||£280.00 at Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link)|
£299.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)
|US Price ||$379.99 at Amazon.com (affiliate link)||55.23||77|
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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