Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II vs 14-45mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tjdean01, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I can see the newer 14-42 is smaller and lighter, but what about performance? Can you turn the IS on/off on this lens with Oly bodies? Is the silver color silver or gray?

    I heard the 14-45 is the better lens of all the kit zooms, but the reviews over at show the new one is very good as well. However, I prefer the opinion of those who have tried the lens! (the 12-32 is good as well but lacks the reach!)
  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I like the size/looks of the newer 14-42 II, but I much prefer the 14-45 build quality. It's up to you how much you want to spend.