First images samples with the new Pansonic 14mm and 100-300mm lenses! (+ GH2 hands-on at Quesabesde)


On OMuser forum a lucky guy had the chance to test both new lenses. Check it out here:
More samples are available here:

P.S.: That 14mm f/2.5 lens looks nice on the GF1!

A Panasonic Gh2 Hands-on is available at Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation)

A report from the Panasonic Photokina stand at Digitalcamerainfo, DPreview, Photographyblog and

Preorder the new lenses on Amazon US (they are not available in Europe now):
Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens (Click here)
Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens (Click here)
Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 G Vario Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens (Click here).

  • bilgy_no1

    Excellent samples! Maybe not showing the technical performance in all it’s aspects, but very inspiring photos.

  • Woodent

    I wonder how the new 14/2.5 compares with Oly’s and Pana’s zooms at equal focus distances and apertures… Hope there will be plenty of comparison reviews soon

  • Bird

    oh gosh, how if thee compare to Sony A55? how you guys think? because im about to buy my first DSLR in next few months. please suggest. the image quality is awesome.

  • iMikl

    Hahaha… the 14mm looks tiny even on the GF1.
    IQ is very promising!

  • Bird

    the preview shows pretty good result.

  • What impressed me most was the 100% crop @ iso 3200. I´m wondering if it´s fake? It didn´t show any noise at all. My Nikon D700 has a lot more noise than this sample at iso 3200…

    • Karli

      I can’t believe this shots are real.

  • Bird

    hopefully the sample image is not fake, really need some option instead of sony affordable machine. this will be good.

  • uth

    it’s maybe because they opened noise reduction.

    anyway, it’s very impressive (don’t forget this is new 16Mpixel sensor). Panasonic can still improve new processors which better and better than GH2 in next and next camera. *-*

  • JCC

    It’s too bad that the 14mm is a useless f2.5. Why the hell couldn’t they make it below f1.7? It wouldn’t have been much bigger. Most people would gladly trade a little size for a faster lens.

    • Greg

      Can you cut the crap for a while? I think for the first time in my life I will start using the “ignore this user” function in a forum. That is in dpreview, where you are just as obnoxious as here. Here unfortunately we have to stand your inane ranting…

      • George

        come one mate. I am not agressive as JCC but on some point i think on the same way. Why in god’s name they make a 14mm f2.5 lens with that price. We already have an amazing infact quite an instant classic 17mm f1.7. This is digital world we don’t do analog anymore. So why is this obsession for “omg we need 14mm lenses, ohhh we need 50mm lenses”

    • cL

      Because 14mm (or 28mm equivalent @ 35mm) is ultra wide angle. It’s usually for landscape. Landscape photos are usually shot at f8-f22 (or even smaller if you shot full frame or medium format). Large aperture has its usage, but limited. You want detail, not shallow depth of field.

  • central squared

    Those samples look amazing. I do wish it were a 2.0 or less, but 2.5 might be ok given that the higher ISO stuff is decent. I’ve been on the fence about a m43 body but maybe this will push me over the edge. A GF1 with the 20 and the 14 for travel/street and call it a day. With the EVF I can use my m-mount glass for longer reaches.

  • adventsam

    There is nothing faster at 14mm that af’s? remember this is a 14mm lens, yes there was old mf lens’s probably faster, as an af lens, check out Canon-Nikon, whoever, 14mm f2.5? the fastest 20mm(not 28mm equivalent) 30mm+ is f2.8. You can add the 20mm too which is f1.7, at 14mm this is cutting edge I’m afraid.

  • zebarnabe

    So… grab the best of GH1, mix with a G2, improve some stuff…. GH2 … a nice evolution :) … i just wonder at what resolution the 40fps continuous shooting works…

    Also … i wonder if quality is that good at 3200… or like LX5 and FZ100 the NR was bumped a bit too high…

  • Hopefully the sample image is not fake, really need some option instead of sony affordable machine.

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