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GH1K with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm Lens?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by m43baby, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    61
    Jan 1, 2011
    I just found out that I get a great discount at work and can get the Lumix GH1K camera body with the 14-42 lens for great price. Will I still get great video out of this camera even though it's not the HD lens they come with?
     
  2. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yes, but no

    You can take good video, but you won't have the virtually silent and continuous focus the 14-140 gives you. The GH1 is a very fine camera, but it begs for the 14-140 lens. I have several lens and I usually reach for the 14-140 as it serves so many applications.
     
  3. m43baby

    m43baby Mu-43 Regular

    61
    Jan 1, 2011
    I can get the G2 or the GH1 with the 14-42 lens would the GH1 still be better? The G2 has a touch screen so I think that's faster way to focus. I will never be able to afford the 14-140 lens as it's way too expensive. Are there any other HD certified lenses that are more affortable?
     
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    14-42 is not 'HD certified', but it still focuses very fast and virtually silent. It also supports continuous AF in video. The only thing that 14-140 has and all other lenses do not have is stepless aperture.
     
  5. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2011
    N.Carolina
    You'll still get great video regardless of the lens. I've owned the 14-140 and to be honest, I would rather have a 14-42/45 attached to it for greater portability. While they're not as silent as the 14-140, they're pretty close imo.
     
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