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GH2 & 14-45mm..good enough?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Vince, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Vince

    Vince New to Mu-43

    Dec 17, 2010
    GH2 and 14-140mm is too much money so I wanna know if the 14-45 will give good to very good IQ. Also, is the lens good enough for video? Thanks.
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Yes, so long as you are reasonably close to your subject. You can always buy other lenses later
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Never had a 14-45 but you may get focus motor noise in your videos. The 14-140 has a different silent motor.
  4. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    14-140 is the way to go

    For video, the 14-140 is really "the" lens to have. It offers continuous AF and the motors are virtually silent. The 14-45 is "OK" but you won't be able to enjoy the GH's video quality and performance w/o it. Eventually you will get the 14-140, so it might be worth waiting and getting it as a package where it is less expensive.
  5. Frank

    Frank New to Mu-43

    Apr 2, 2010
    Totally agree with Wasabi :thumbup:
  6. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I have the GH2 and both the 14-45mm and 14-140mm. For stills I prefer the 14-45mm: its IQ is at least as good as that of the 14-140mm and it's much lighter. Especially when using the 14-140mm above 50mm the IQ degrades, especially in the corners and it's no match for the 45-200mm, so I don't see the point of using the 14-140mm for stills despite its obvious convenience of not having to switch between lenses. Also the 14-140mm's highlights tend to bleed into darker areas causing highlights to look somewhat unsharp.

    BTW, I'm on my 2nd sample of the 14-140mm, both behave similarly. Will I keep mine? Yes, for video. Won't say anything about that, because I'm totally ignorant about video :redface:
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