The pana 14-140 F3.5-F5.6 is really a very good lenses

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Lawrence, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Lawrence

    Lawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 8, 2011
    After using the old 14-140 for over 2.5 years for trips and daily use, I decide to get the new one for less weight and smaller. The new one prove to be a very good lens.
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    Lawrence :smile:
     
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  2. Papadoc

    Papadoc Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 12, 2012
    I have resisted buying this lens for only one reason. If I buy it I would use it as my travel kit w/ my GX1. Would I then be constantly wishing I had the 20 mm for the added aperture? Or the 45 for the macro capability? In other words I'm back to the old, one multi-purpose zoom or prime? And since I can't decide, then I stall on the purchase.
     
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  3. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    Thanks for sharing those, Lawrence. I've really appreciated the original version of the 14-140 and now it looks like the new one is even better, even if just for the weight and size savings. Nice images for sure.
     
  4. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I had the original. It was definitely a very good lens. Not really excellent, but very capable.
     
  5. Lawrence

    Lawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 8, 2011
    papadoc,

    I also get rid of my 14-45mm ,and replaced it by 12-35mm F2.8. I found the weight of this lens plus the new 14-140mm only exceed the old one for 90 gms only.

    Lawrence
     
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  6. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Adding the 20mm to a kit consisting of the GX1 + 14-140 makes a lot of sense to me, and barely adds any weight or takes up any space. These two lenses seem like a perfect lightweight travel kit to me.
     
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  7. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    I just bought this lens and I'm very very happy with it. I'm getting shots of people I'd never be able to get with anything else as I'm not in anyone'd face with the the 20mm.

    I have GX1 + new 14-140mm + old 20mm + 14-42 PZ.
    It's a great kit without the pz lens. I think I won't be using the pz much anymore, but I have a hard time letting it go as I aleays think that I might just use it someday.

    Anyways, thumbs up to the new 14-140.
     
  8. Papadoc

    Papadoc Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 12, 2012
    I never use the kit 14-42 lens, even though it is very good. I like large aperture lenses, for the low-light capability and for control of depth-of-field. The two lenses I therefore use most are the 12-35 and the 20. But for travel, I'm still thinking about the new 14-140. It sure does cover a lot of ground in one package.
     
  9. Lawrence

    Lawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 8, 2011
    Papadoc

    I usually only take the 14-140mm for trips,and sometimes it goes with the 9-18mm. The new 14-140mm is really light and small so it will be a joy to use it.

    Lawrence
     
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  10. db96

    db96 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    Central Indiana

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  11. Looks to be a really impressive lens based on results so far
     
  12. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    The [old] 14-140 is an 'extra' lens for me, but I enjoy having and using it. Lighter and smaller are attractive, though there are other lenses I'd like to add too (17.5 Voigt).
     
  13. Lawrence

    Lawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 8, 2011
    More photos of the new 14-140mm.

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    Lawrence :smile:
     
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  14. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    My excellent condition 'old version' of the 14-140 seems to have a propensity to extend from 14-to-140 mm when it's hanging on my shoulder while I'm walking. Do you guys with the new version happen to experience this too?
     
  15. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    No such issues (zoom creep) with the new one.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  16. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    My wife recently got a G5, and because she really likes telephoto, I'm thinking this is a perfect "kit" lens for her, and even more so as it's neither too large nor too heavy.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Brian
     
  17. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Thanks. I don't know if the creep is common on the older version but no zoom creep on the newer version might encourage me to upgrade.
     
  18. Ultbruin

    Ultbruin Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2013
    Thanks for posting pics. Just picked up GX7 with 20mm. Thinking of adding the new 14-140mm lens as my travel lens to Iceland in January.
    Any thoughts on comparison to the new 14-42mm kit lens (great picture quality) at same focal lengths?
     
  19. Ultbruin

    Ultbruin Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2013
    How does the 14-140mm feel on the GX7? Not too big/heavy?
     
  20. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've been thinking similarly. I have a 14-45 I purchased used recently 'just to try', and the old version 14-140 which I likeā€¦ But, generally I like and shoot faster lenses and so I don't need many 'slow' zooms, and I'm keeping my 14-42 PZ. Other than the added size and cost, if I'm going to have and use a slow zoom on occasion, I'd rather it be a 14-140 instead of a 14-42/45.