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Old Mar 26, 2012, 5:00 PM   #11
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I'm curious as to how it compares against the Lumix 14-45 and 14-42 (which I also have but do not think much of it).
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 6:45 PM   #12
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I think most people still say the Panasonic 14-45 is the best 14-XX kit zoom in this system. Never tried it myself, but I have never seen anything that would cause me to doubt it.
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Old Jun 5, 2012, 9:05 AM   #13
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was playing with this kit lens (14-42mm M Zuiko II MSC) last night and remembered my camera has a flash too..

these were taken using the scene filter set to macro mode, handheld.

first with the flash facing forward (normal usage)


P6043525_1 by ramcewan, on Flickr

then I tried a trick I read about this camera where the little flash can be easily pointed up because of it's folding design it just takes a finger's pressure to push it back and straight up. It's I guess an undocumented feature of the flash, being able to act as a fill flash


P6043524_1 by ramcewan, on Flickr

I was very pleased with the detail the kit lens produced on these shots
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IMO, is one of the better kit lenses I've had the experience with. Nice pics. A while back I tried tilting the flash up but it did not seem to want to tilt up with moderate pressure and was afraid to push any harder. Maybe I'll give it a little more ooomph next time.
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IMO, is one of the better kit lenses I've had the experience with. Nice pics. A while back I tried tilting the flash up but it did not seem to want to tilt up with moderate pressure and was afraid to push any harder. Maybe I'll give it a little more ooomph next time.
fyi - it's more of a push it backwards and it tilts up maneuver.

when it is deployed it is kinda shaped like a Z

pushing back so that the diagonal part folds to horizontal is how I did it. so it ends up like __/

The arm is spring loaded and if you are doing it right you are just compressing the spring.
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I see, I was just trying to tilt it back so by pushing the flash toward the rear you are acually unlocking the mechanism which allows you to tilt it up, correct?
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a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is 2 grand...


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I guess I need a couple more thousand. I can get it to tilt up but it won't stay locked in place or shouldn't it lock in place.
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I guess I need a couple more thousand. I can get it to tilt up but it won't stay locked in place or shouldn't it lock in place.
it shouldn't lock in place, you need to keep your finger there. I suppose you could hack something but I didn't find it to hard to hold it back like that for the shot.
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OK, thanks.
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