New panasonic 14-42mm kit lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by abucci, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. abucci

    abucci Mu-43 Rookie

    I got a chance to use the new 14-42 f3.5-5.6 kit lens at the wedding and portrait photographers expo here in Vegas a few weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed. So much I decided to get one. Thing is, I'm seeing pics taken with it popping up on Flickr and digital rev but haven't been able to find it for sale in the us. Folks in Canada are using it and its on sale in Japan for about $214, so I have to ask, does anyone know of a us or Canadian vendor selling it?
  2. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
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    B&H has both the 14-42 and the 14-45. The 14-45 is a much better made lens and out performs the 14-42.
  3. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    No, B&H are only showing the old one. Several sellers on Amazon have it, but most ship from Japan.

  4. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    You can buy one in the US for about $750, it comes with a free G6. :biggrin:
  5. Kshiz

    Kshiz Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2011
    Ebay has a bunch up for auction. Make sure you contact the seller to see if it has the kit plastic mount or the metal mount.