Panasonic Lumix 14-45mm lens

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

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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