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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

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Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

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Lowest Price: £299.00

Specifically, the new LUMIX G X H-PS14042 lens offers a versatile zoom range that extends from 14mm to 42mm (35mm equivalent: 28-84 mm) making it suitable for a wide range of scenes, from dynamic landscape shots to impressive portrait images. The collapsible power zoom lens is ultra-compact when not in use, and expands to a 3x zoom lens when switched on. It is approximately the same size as a 20mm pancake lens but with the added features that a zoom brings. The two ED lenses and four aspherical lenses correct a variety of aberrations to deliver excellent optical performance whilst minimising distortion levels and chromatic aberration even at the 28mm wide-end.



In comparison to the Lumix G Standard 14-42mm kit lens, these new lenses provide significant improved optical performance yet achieve a 58% reduction in size (when turned off) and a 48% reduction in weight.

Chromatic Aberration Charts

Chromatic aberration at 14mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmCA14mm_1328187381.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration at 25mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmCA25mm_1328187382.jpg">High-Res</a>
Chromatic aberration at 42mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmCA42mm_1328187387.jpg">High-Res</a>

MTF Charts

Resolution at 14mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmMTF14mm_1328187389.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution at 25mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmMTF25mm_1328187390.jpg">High-Res</a>
Resolution at 42mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/PanasonicX1442mmMTF42mm_1328187391.jpg">High-Res</a>

Other sample images

Waterloo Station (Into Sun) - 1/1000 sec | f/5.6 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX7_1321613226.jpg">High-Res</a>
Waterloo Station (OIS in action) - 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX6_1321613158.jpg">High-Res</a>
National Theatre and shard (Zoom) 1/800 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX5_1321613082.jpg">High-Res</a>
National Theatre and shard (Wide) 1/400 sec | f/5.6 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX4_1321613015.jpg">High-Res</a>
Bicycle bell - 1/320 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX3_1321612950.jpg">High-Res</a>
Car boot - 1/250 sec | f/5.6 | 35.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX2_1321612893.jpg">High-Res</a>
Car boot - 1/2000 sec | f/5.6 | 19.0 mm | ISO 200 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX1_1321612821.jpg">High-Res</a>
Candid on train - 1/20 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 800 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/epzvarioX8_1321613287.jpg">High-Res</a>

Photos of Equipment

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/panasonic1442mmHPS14042kfrontslantjpg_1314364070.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic Lumix X 14-42mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/panasonic1442mmHPS14042kside_1314364113.jpg">High-Res</a>
14-42mm Side by Side | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/StandardZoom_1321612192.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic Lumix X 14-42mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/panasoniclumixgx1442mmlensside_1321623309.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic Lumix X 14-42mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/panasoniclumixgx1442mmlensangle_1321623312.jpg">High-Res</a>
Lens Elements Cross Section | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/insidethepanasoniclumix1442mmPZ_1326296507.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_666 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI666_1328187368.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_667 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI667_1328187369.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_668 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI668_1328187371.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_669 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI669_1328187374.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_670 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI670_1328187375.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_671 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI671_1328187377.jpg">High-Res</a>
Panasonic1442xI_672 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xI672_1328187380.jpg">High-Res</a>

Sample Photos

Sharpness between 14mm and 25mm is excellent at optimum apertures | 1/1000 sec | f/7.1 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13587_1328187237.jpg">High-Res</a>
Sharpness at 42mm is good | 1/160 sec | f/8.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13608_1328187361.jpg">High-Res</a>
An effective image stabiliser helps to tame  camera shake at low shutter speeds | 1/25 sec | f/7.1 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13591_1328187256.jpg">High-Res</a>
The compact size and lightweight make this lens ideal for travel | 1/640 sec | f/8.0 | 31.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13595_1328187313.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/250 sec | f/6.3 | 42.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13582_1328187182.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/640 sec | f/6.3 | 20.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13584_1328187205.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/640 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 160 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13597_1328187339.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 800 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Lumix-G-X-Vario-PZ-1442mm-f3556-3581/highres/Panasonic1442xpics13594_1328187282.jpg">High-Res</a>

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