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.