GH1K with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm Lens?

m43baby

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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?
 

Wasabi Bob

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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.
 

m43baby

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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?
 

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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.
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.
 

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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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