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OMD-E10 with a Panasonic 14-140 ? Newbie help

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by justa1972, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. justa1972

    justa1972 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 29, 2013
    Hi all

    I have recently sold a NEX6 as I wanted to move to the 4/3 side to take advantage of the wider number of lenses. One lens that has always caught my eye is the Panasonic 14-140 - although not quite wide enough it looked a great travel lens and reading the reviews seems to confirm this.

    Has anyone tried this on an OMD-EM10 or even an EM5 ? I am new to this so I'm struggling with the fact that all lenses are compatible ! Would the 14-140 work well on the EM10 ?

    Trying to decide whether to go for EM10 with 14-42 lens or buy body only and then get hold of a 14-140. At a later stage I would then look for something wider :) 

    Any advice much appreciated !

  2. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    If you get a 14 - 140 make sure you get the Mk2 version (f3.5 - f5.6) which is far more compact and much lighter than the Mk1 (f4.0 - f5.6) version which would IMO be a bit bulky on the EM10
    These are very good lenses with OIS built in which you can switch off at the lens if you prefer to use inbuilt IS
    Image quality is considered to be very good for a super zoom and possibly slightly better on the Mk2
    The only issue I have noted is some have reported 'shutter shock' at low shutter speeds on the Mk2 which can introduce image blur. This would not seem to be a serious consideration
    I have had both versions and found them very versatile
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  3. Until recently I had a MkI 14-140mm f4-5.8 that I used quite a lot on my E-M5. As Robert mentions this earlier version is a bit bigger and heavier than is ideal on bodies like the E-M5 and E-M10. It worked well enough too with my relatively heavy vignetting at longer focal lengths being my biggest gripe. I only sold mine because I found a 4/3 Panasonic Leica 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 which is an incredible lens but slightly bigger again than the 14-140mm and requires an E-M1 or a Panasonic m4/3 body to focus it at a reasonable speed.

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    OEM5-P8310079-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 Alitplano Bolivia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr

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    OEM5-P8310027-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 Altiplano Bolivia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr
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  4. dpswbab

    dpswbab Mu-43 Veteran

    May 30, 2014
    I have that combination and find that it works well for most things. The lens seems to be sharp and focuses reasonably fast. This combination does not work well for moving action; for that I have kept my Nikon D7100. For anything other than action, the E-M10 with the new version of the Pan 14-140 is a wonderfully light and capable 'carry everywhere' kit.
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  5. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Since you are going with an OLY body, why are you not considering the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 micro Four Thirds Lens ?
    Maybe I have not heard; Is it considerably worse in IQ than the Pana 14-140 ?
  6. scott2hot

    scott2hot Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2012
    west yorkshire
    Yep...i'll second that..had both and the oly 14-150mm is light and very sharp indeed! the panny mk1 is front heavy and quite large ..mkii copy i had i wasnt blown away..
    BTW if your in uk..I am selling mine at the moment on ebay...need cash so it will go for a song! just spent 1k on full frame gear ..so sadly got to sell most of my M4/3 gear to fund.
  7. I had both a Panasonic 14-140mm MkI and an Olympus 14-150mm for a little while and compared them so as to decide which one to keep.

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  8. MNm43

    MNm43 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2014
    A micro 4/3 lenses are compatible. As noted above, there are 4/3 lenses which require an adapter to work on m43 bodies (and have focussing issues on some bodies as well). Generally, if you stick with micro 4/3 lenses you shouldn't have a problem. Note also that Olympus bodies have in-body stabilization, whereas not all Panasonic bodies do - for that reason Olympus lenses don't offer in-lense stabilization whereas many (most?) Panasonic lenses do. It's confusing at first, but you get used to it.

    I have the 14-140 mkii and have only used it briefly on my m10. I use the 14-140 almost exclusively on the GM1. The lens performs just fine on either body and with good technique can produce sharp images on either body. I skipped the 14-42 kit lens (which a lot of folks like) and got a 12-40 2.8 which is just a gem.

    Here is a shot using the 14-140 on the GM1:
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