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GX1+ 14-45mm

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Iansky, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Took my old faithful 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 for a spin on the GX1 today as I wanted to shoot some landscapes.

    I had forgotten just how good this lens is and why I kept it and got rid of the 14-42X lens that came with the GX1.

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    45mm    f/7.1    1/1600s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    18mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    45mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 160
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Wonderful shots!
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  3. Loonylumix

    Loonylumix Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 30, 2012
    Possibly the best kit zoom lens ever made... every M4/3 should own one!
  4. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Sure is... won't be giving mine up! :smile:
  5. CUB

    CUB Guest

    Stunning images. Thanks for posting.
  6. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
    Good shots, I particularly like the first one.
    How do you think the P14-45 would compared to the P12-35? I have to admit that I use my kit O14-42 quite a bit, despite it's numerous short comings and have been giving some thought to a more premium standard zoom.
  7. Loonylumix

    Loonylumix Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 30, 2012
    If you have the spare cash then why not... the 14-45 or Oly 14-42 are sharp enough for most of us the 12-35 is £800 and I bet the only difference is the bank balance!
    For the same price as that lens you could get the stunning oly 9-18 and PL 25 1.4! just my opinion!
  8. chip

    chip Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 7, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    Great shots. I just returned my 14-42mm power zoom. The 14-45mm is clearly more reliable. If I want something compact, I'll just run with the 20mm or bring my LX5.
  9. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK

    Hi Matthew,

    The 12-35 is a constant aperture f2.8 and supposedly a better constructed lens but at a premium price.

    My lens lineup is this 14-45, 25mm f1.4 & the newer 45-175X lens - I probably use the 25mm most of all but do mix lenses.

    Panasonic made a lot of hype about the 14-42X lens (that I did own) but alas for me, it was a total disaster and it's only good point was the size so I am a little skeptical and will wait to read user reviews of the 12-35, when it drops in price dramatically may look a little more closely but until then, I will continue with a known performer (14-45).
  10. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    I think you will be "stuck" with the 14-45 then. The 12-35 is a premium lens and I think it will retain its high price much as the premium Canon L 24-70 and Nikon 24-70 have.

    Nice pics though :) 
  11. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Very nice photos!Good work!
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  12. cariocaleo

    cariocaleo Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Beautiful shots, and agreed with the 12-35, until it has some competition from Olympus, it'll stay at that price point.
  13. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    the first one is awesome! good job
  14. Loonylumix

    Loonylumix Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 30, 2012
    What does the 12-35 offer over the 14-45 ,14-42 panny or olly?
    F/2.8 at 24mm big deal... INMHO f/2.8 zooms a no big issue who needs f2.8 zooms now with excellent results at higher ISO settings
    at 70mm f/2.8 its no big deal you can get an effective f/1.7 at 70mm if you just crop in a tad, the GX1 is very sharp with the 20mm.
    The 7-14mm and 20mm combined cost about the same.... who on here would not buy those for the same price as just the 12-35?
  15. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
  16. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Very nice work, the third being the best to me. I like a lot those framing photos.
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