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G5 with X 14-42 kit PZ , is $850 good deal ?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by 905b, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. 905b

    905b New to Mu-43

    Jan 3, 2013
    G5 with regular 14-42 kit is $699 .
  2. 905b

    905b New to Mu-43

    Jan 3, 2013
    seeing some soft issue regarding this PZ X lens, is it true ?
  3. vtsteevo

    vtsteevo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 20, 2012
    These issue with the lens is pronounced more so with the GX1 because of the camera's harsh shutter. If I am not mistaken, G5 has almost a silent shutter.

    Don't expect stellar IQ from this lens (as compared to the 20mm for example). Its IQ is equivalent to the non PZ 14-42 kit lens. The real benefit of this lens is its size given the zoom. So what's more important to you, the zoom capability in a small size, or better IQ, low light performance of the fixed 20mm field of vision?
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