14-42mm on Panasonic G1, would it work?

deirdre

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The Olympus 14-42? No.
The Panasonic 14-42 has stabilization on all the time.

There is no stabilization inside the Panasonic cameras, they do it in lens instead.
 

antithetic

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IIRC, there was a firmware update for the G1 back around May which added an additional menu option for enable/disable IS on the 14-42mm lens.

Seems to be confirmed by Panasonic Japan. It's footnote item 11 (*11) which states the 14-42mm is supported on G1 firmware version 1.5 or later.
 

leoedin

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Why did Panasonic move to the 14-42? I've got one (it came in the G2 kit), but I can't figure out what advantages it has over the slightly larger range of the previous lens. Is it just a cost saving thing?
 

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