Panasonic Lumix G 14mm lens
|Focal length (35mm equiv.)||28mm|
|Close focus distance||0.18 m (7.1 in)|
|Construction||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Max. length||20.5 mm (.81 in)|
|Diameter||55 mm (2.19 in)|
|Weight||55g (1.9 oz)|
|Angle of view|
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 M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.
The lens received good reviews. Reviewers liked the sharpness despite a very small size (perhaps even too small), and "silent, high speed" focusing. Criticism includes occasional vignetting, and some chromatic aberration. Some reviewers criticized software correction for distortion.
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