Panasonic Lumix 14-45mm lens

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Lumix 14-45mm
Key features
Maker: Panasonic
Image stabilization: Yes Yes
Macro capable: No No
Technical data
Focal length: 14-45mm
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 28-90mm
Aperture (max/min): f/4.0
Construction: 9 groups / 12 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7
Close focus distance: 0.3 m (11.81 in)
Max. magnification: 0.17
Physical
Max. diameter: 60 mm (2.36 in)
Max. length: 60 mm (2.36 in)
Weight: 195g (6.88 oz)
Filter diameter: 52mm
Accessories
Lens hood: Included
Angle of view
History
Introduced: 2008
Retail info

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is a standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. It was the kit zoom included with Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds bodies, until replaced in early 2010 by the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm. The 14-45mm is still available as a separate purchase.

Unlike the 14-42mm, the 14-45mm has a metal mount and hardware OIS switch. The front elements extend upon zooming, but do not rotate, allowing consistent use of polarized filters. The 52mm filter diameter lets a user share common filters with the Panasonic 14-42mm and 45-200mm, but not the 14-140 or 100-300mm.

The lens received good reviews compared to typical kit zooms offered by manufacturers,[1][2][3] and particularly compared to the cheaper Panasonic 14-42mm.[4]

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