Panasonic Lumix G 14mm lens

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Lumix 14mm
Panasonic 14mm side.jpg
Key features
Maker: Panasonic
Image stabilization: No No
Macro capable: No No
Technical data
Focal length: 14mm
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 28mm
Aperture (max/min): f/2.5
Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements
Close focus distance: 0.18 m (7.1 in)
Max. magnification: 0.10
Physical
Max. diameter: 55 mm (2.19 in)
Max. length: 20.5 mm (.81 in)
Weight: 55g (1.9 oz)
Filter diameter: 46mm
Accessories
Angle of view
Diagonal: 75 deg.
History
Retail info

The Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 lens is a pancake-style prime lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. In the Micro Four Thirds format, it is moderately wide. As of its late-2010 release, it is claimed by Panasonic to be the lightest interchangeable digital-camera lens. It is the prime-lens option available with the Panasonic GF2 and GF3, and available separately.

Focusing is claimed to be suitable for video ("MSC"- movie and stills compatible), with a fast, quiet autofocus motor. The lens is "focus by wire"- the focusing ring sends commands, while the actual actuation is via a motor, even for manual focus. Focusing is internal- the front lens element does not rotate, allowing the consistent use of polarized filters. The 46mm thread lets a Micro Four Thirds user share filters between it, the Panasonic 20mm, Panasonic Leica 25mm, Panasonic Leica 45mm lenses, and the Olympus 12mm.

The lens received good reviews.[1][2][3][4][5] Reviewers liked the sharpness despite a very small size (perhaps even too small),[6][7] and "silent, high speed" focusing.[8] Criticism includes occasional vignetting, and some chromatic aberration. Some reviewers criticized software correction for distortion.[7]

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