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    Zoom lens question

    Assuming price or lens bulk is not an issue but IQ is, which is a better optic on a G1?

    The Lumix 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 (with no need for an adapter)?

    Or, the Leica 14-150mm f3.5-5.4 (with the Panasonic Adapter)?


    According to Panasonic, the Leica 4/3's zoom will work with the G1's AF.

    Need to get an opinion before a trip to Hawaii.

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    Re: Zoom lens question

    I would think the lack of AF using the Leica lens would make it much less usable above ~75mm without a tripod or support of some kind. Aside from that, I don't know about the IQ difference between the two lenses. I have the 14-140 and I like it a lot. It's in my travel kit bag along with the 20/1.7.

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    Re: Zoom lens question

    According to the Lumix website, the Leica Lens DOES work with the G1's AF. Single AF only, though. Not continuous.
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    Re: Zoom lens question

    I think that photoSmart42 meant to say 'lack of IS', hence the reference to the need for a tripod.

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    Re: Zoom lens question

    No OIS? Yes, that's true. But what about the optics? Is the Leica optic significantly better than the Lumix?
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    Re: Zoom lens question

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    No OIS? ...
    Hmm, are we talking about Leica D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6? Then it does have OIS.
    Last edited by sarunas; 26th February 2010 at 11:32.

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    Re: Zoom lens question

    Just re-checked. You're right. SO again my question stands. What's the better optic? Anyone have experience with both lenses?
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