GF-1 with Panasonic 14-140 Lens

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by shrisri, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. shrisri

    shrisri New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    I've read lot of reviews, seen some awesome pictures and I'm convinced GF1 is the camera for me!

    I'm confused though whether to go for 14-45 plus 45-200 lenses or 14-140 lens.

    Any thoughts??
     
  2. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    Hi shrisi,
    What sorts of things are you interested in shooting?
     
  3. shrisri

    shrisri New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    some nature photography, flowers, birds, family functions, so on
     
  4. Yves D.

    Yves D. Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 8, 2010
    Montréal, Canada
    Hi Shrisri,

    In the Panasonic lens forum, i asked the same question and got good responses.
    The thread is call "one zoom or two zoom kit" i think.

    I went for the 14-140 and i'm happy with my choice.
    I like the range, the iq, no swapping between lens, fits well in my hands.
    It feel like i'm having a dslr again but i use it mostly for video and kids stuff.
    I'd say that i use the 20mm 1.7 80% of the time.

    Cheers
     
  5. shrisri

    shrisri New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Thanks Yves! That was very helpful.

    I'll have to make up my mind (and ready my pocket) for $1500 for GF1 body plus Pana 14-140 lens
     
  6. LaMesaFellow

    LaMesaFellow New to Mu-43 Charter Member

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    Jan 9, 2010
    La Mesa CA
    Panasonic 14 - 140mm HD lens

    I decided to purchase the Panasonic 14 - 140mm HD lens. It covers most of the focal lengths that I normal use and it is an excellent lens.
     
  7. Yves D.

    Yves D. Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 8, 2010
    Montréal, Canada
    Last friday i spent the afternoon skating with my son and his classmates.
    I took the 14-140 and took near a hundred photos.
    Coming from a Nikon dslr with good autofocus performance, i was surprise
    by the ratio of good pictures.
    Most of the pictures were on focus. Only 5 or 6 were misses.
    I was afraid that for actions pictures the Gf1 would not give me satisfaction but i was wrong.
    The Gf1 prove to be a very good choice for my kind of shooting: kids,street,portrait.

    Cheers
     
  8. Alan Wolf

    Alan Wolf Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Rumor of new Panasonic lens

    I’ll start by saying that I spent several hours on Saturday walking around with the 14-140 on my GF1, and not only did it handle like a charm, but I was exceedingly pleased with images taken at a real mix of focal lengths. Pretty much all wide open, which isn’t al that wide with this lens... This is a good match. Really my first time just walking around with it.

    The current rumor is that the GH2 will be available with a 12-70/f2.5-3.3 lens.

    OKAY - IT’S A RUMOR.

    But with Panasonic set to make announcements soon, it’s very tempting to at least wait. Besides the extra 1 ⅓ stop, you’d get those extra 2mm that I’ve been wanting. And along with the 100-300 lens, and the small 20mm, quite a set. And if the lens design keeps up Panasonics current high standards, that’s going to be quite a lens. The 14-140 is a good bit sharper than the EF24-105L that I used (before selling) on my 5D.
     
  9. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    It will be very interesting to see how small they can make a 12-70mm f2.5-3.3 lens, bearing in mind the size of the ZD 12-60mm f2.8-4 :

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    Cheers

    Brian
     
  10. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    The 20mm f1.7 is a must have lens for the GF1. It is superb and having f1.7 is realy helpful especially in low light.