New Panasonic G3 camera - question about the standard zoom lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Wally, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Wally

    Wally Guest

    The new mirrorless Panasonic G3 is a very compact four-thirds camera
    that seems to be just the thing for when you don't want or need to
    schlep your DSLR around all day.

    It is available with a 14-42mm kit lens... and there is also a
    somewhat more expensive 14-45mm lens available.

    As far as I can tell, both lenses are image stabilized. Both lenses
    have apertures of 3.5-5.6. Both are called "kit" lenses.

    So, why does Panasonic have two such similar lenses? What's the
    difference between them? Which one is better?

    Wally
    Wally, Jul 5, 2011
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  2. Wally

    RichA Guest

    On Jul 5, 12:29 pm, Wally <> wrote:
    > The new mirrorless Panasonic G3 is a very compact four-thirds camera
    > that seems to be just the thing for when you don't want or need to
    > schlep your DSLR around all day.
    >
    > It is available with a 14-42mm kit lens... and there is also a
    > somewhat more expensive 14-45mm lens available.
    >
    > As far as I can tell, both lenses are image stabilized. Both lenses
    > have apertures of 3.5-5.6. Both are called "kit" lenses.
    >
    > So, why does Panasonic have two such similar lenses? What's the
    > difference between them? Which one is better?
    >
    > Wally


    Because one is substantially better built and better optically (you
    can see the graphs on their website) than the later, cheaper unit.
    The 14-45mm is the way to go if you can afford the extra $160.00.
    RichA, Jul 5, 2011
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