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Panasonic 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 OIS

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Panasonic’s Lumix G Vario 14 – 45mm f/3.5 – 5.6 ASPH / MEGA O.I.S. is a standard zoom lens providing a good range for a variety of subjects. This lens has a compact size of 2.63 inches (60mm) and weighs only 6.88 oz, making it a nice choice as a walk-around lens on the GF-1 and GH-1 cameras.

It has 1 Aspherical lens element which minimizes distortion at all focal lengths and 7 aperture blades that deliver smooth-looking out-of-focus areas of your photos. Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer helps keeping photos sharp when your camera is hand-held in low light situations. It provides good autofocus speed when used with a Panasonic camera, and slightly slower speed with an Olympus body. Like many micro 4/3 lenses, it performs best on the same brand camera body.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Its a decent little lens when shot on a Panasonic Micro 4/3 camera. It’s become clear that Panasonic does some in-camera processing to even the RAW files to remove chromatic aberration and distortion which makes the lens pretty decent on a Panasonic camera but not if shot on the other brand.

Filter Size
52mm
Aperture
f3.5-22
Length
2.4”
Diameter
2.63”
Weight
0.3 lb.
Hood
H-5S014045
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.0 feet
Maximum Magnification
.30x
Angle of view: (4/3 frame)
75 to 27 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel extending, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Mega O.I.S., roughly 2 stops
Focusing System
Internal, full-time manual override
Aperture Blades
7 curved
Aperture Change
f/3.5@ 14mm, f4 @ 18mm; f/4.5 @ 22mm; f/5 @ 26mm; f5.6 @ 37mm
Groups/Elements
9/12
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
1
Weather Resistant
No
Flare Resistance
Minimal ghosting, minimal loss of contrast
Autofocus
Yes
  • Micro 4/3 cameras only

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $19.00 $23.00 $7.67
4 days $5.00 $20.00 $25.00 $6.25
7 days $6.00 $27.00 $33.00 $4.71
10 days $8.00 $36.00 $44.00 $4.40
14 days $11.00 $47.00 $58.00 $4.14
21 days $14.00 $63.00 $77.00 $3.67
30 days $18.00 $80.00 $98.00 $3.27
45 days $23.00 $104.00 $127.00 $2.82
60 days $27.00 $122.00 $149.00 $2.48
90 days $35.00 $157.00 $192.00 $2.13
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $3.00 $19.00 $22.00 $7.33
4 days $3.00 $20.00 $23.00 $5.75
7 days $4.00 $27.00 $31.00 $4.43
10 days $5.00 $36.00 $41.00 $4.10
14 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $3.86
21 days $9.00 $63.00 $72.00 $3.43
30 days $12.00 $80.00 $92.00 $3.07
45 days $15.00 $104.00 $119.00 $2.64
60 days $18.00 $122.00 $140.00 $2.33
90 days $23.00 $157.00 $180.00 $2.00
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $19.00 $6.33
4 days $20.00 $5.00
7 days $27.00 $3.86
10 days $36.00 $3.60
14 days $47.00 $3.36
21 days $63.00 $3.00
30 days $80.00 $2.67
45 days $104.00 $2.31
60 days $122.00 $2.03
90 days $157.00 $1.74

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