Panasonic 14-42mm X lens in Stock in Japan, eBay and Amazon (imported)

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The amazing tiny 14-42mm X lens is now in Stock at Amazon Japan (Click here) and of course via japanese resellers on eBay (Click here). The status at Amazon US (Click here) changed to “Temporarily out of stock.” If you are in hurry you can find a japanese imported lens at Amazon US (Click here) for $539 instead of the normal $399 price. Full preorder search linsk at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The thai website gadget4thai posted a first hands-on of the lens. More (p)reviews and image samples can be found at DSLR-check (Click here), ePrice (Click here), Clubsnap (Click here) Flickr.

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  • lorenzino

    Any reviews already out with comparison with previous zoom lenses?

    • safaridon

      If you have been following 43rumors closely there have been a couple reviews already posted with the new X zoom lens with at least one saying better IQ than the 14-42 zoom Pany lens in IQ and that is some achievement for such a small lens and comparable to the 20/1.7. Note this lens has more special lenses to improve IQ and is good even wide open with only some darkening in the extreme corners.

      For link to these reviews you do not have to go any further than the link already provided by 43rumors provided on this same page. I suggest looking at the good reivew done by Clubsnap.

  • alexander

    this x lens is on of the best inovations of the m4/3′!

  • Curious

    Will Panasonic replace this as their Kit lens for GF3 or whatever that comes next, GX1, GF4 etc..?!
    Does anybody know..?!

    • Aaron

      Its already is the new kit lens for the gf3 now

  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/digi2ap/ digi2ap

    Is there any confirmation of the date that the 12-35mm X lens will be launched? That will be the lens for me if it is as fast as expected.

    • http://www.43rumors.com/members/simonl/ simonl

      What? f/3.5-5.6 is fast?

      • Agrivar

        12-35 is rumored to be f2 or f2.8

        • come on pana

          yes i hope too… hope it’s just a panckake not like this one that is going biger when camera is on….

          Admin do you know about panckake power iso ?

    • twoomy

      Fast aperture but not fast release! I would bet it’s announced in four months, then it will be readily available in 2014 or 2015.

  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/marsupial2go/ marsupial2go

    I look forward to buying this lens when it’s available in the USA at the normal price of $399. I don’t have an urgency for a consumer lens to pay over-the-top to be first-on-the-block, especially with no manual focusing ring.

    Initially I was enthralled about the announcement of the two rumored zooms (12-35, 35-100), but there’s been no more intel about that, so I give up. I’m using my primes anyway for my video documentary.

    Hence, I bought the first X (45-175) and my review is on the top of this page in the Camera Database. I think the first X has decent IQ. I expect similarly for the 14-42. Small is good.

  • Brod1er

    14-42 X looks very promising. Look forward to a heavyweight review.

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