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Old Apr 21, 2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Hi I am wondering how good/bad is the 14-140mm Pana lens on the Micro 4/3rds bodies.
Mainly the E-M5 or the Pana G3 ? Any experience ? I know there is also a 14-150mm but I'm not sure of the difference.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 4:25 PM   #2
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Don't know the difference between the Oly 14-150 vs the Panny 14-140 ...
We have 2x G2s in the household with the choice of [std 14-42] + 14-140 / 45-200 / 100-300 for our shooting

We are always squabbling over the 14-140 for its beaut versatility > but she mostly gets it :-(

fwiw ... I find the 45-200 is amazingly sharp > I can crop the centre out from 200 to make a '400-image' and it's still good. The 100-300 is an everyday lens, no better/worse than the 70-300 Sigma for the Pentax

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The 14-140HD lens is heavier, it does HD better with the step less aperture feature. But on the photo side the oly 14-150 is a sharper lens and is more compact. And since oly has ibis, the OIS of the panny lens is not needed, it will drain the battery much faster if you turn it on.

If you are getting the lens for a panny body, get the 14-140HD, OIS helps. For the OLY body, unless you are doing HD mainly, the 14-150 is a better options.
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Thanks for the replies.
I had a dealer recently telling me how good the Pana + 14-140mm was.
Seeing as how heavy my load is getting I'm just looking ahead to my next move.
If my Nikon gave up or got dropped, I just like to know where I'm going.
Funnily enough I never was a boy scout .
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The 14-140 is a very good lens, but for photos the oly 14-150 is just a little better.
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