Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II Asph. Mega OIS review - The Cheapest ‘Standard Zoom’ for Micro 4:3 and Surprisingly Good

By Ben Boswell - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II Asph. Mega OIS lens performance | Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II Asph. Mega OIS versus competition | Conclusion

Micro 4:3 is a very elegant concept: compact, making good use of the technology, not having to accommodate a reflex mirror and so on. However, the best optics available are not really outstanding. This Panasonic 14-42mm zoom lens stands up very well against the alternatives, especially in view of its relatively low price, but it is still possible to buy better equipment in other formats for less.