Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH - Review / Lens Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - (Micro-)Four-Thirds

Sample Images

Here're some RAW-converted images taken with the Panasonic GF-1.

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/1250s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/2.5
Exposure 1/1600s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/2.5
Exposure 1/800s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/2500s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/1250s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/3200s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/800s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/4000s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1600s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/640s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/400s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure 1/640s
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-GF1
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 14.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/4000s

Verdict

Such tiny and light-weight pancake lenses like the Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH turn micro-four-thirds cameras into almost pocketable combo. This is surely the primary appeal of the lens because performance-wise it does not stand out.

The resolution capabilities are very decent but not stellar for a fixed focal wide angle prime lens. The center quality is very fine whereas the border and extreme corners are generally on a good to very good level. The amount of vignetting is a bit on the high side at f/2.5 and you need to stop down a few stops to resolve the issue. Distortions and Lateral CAs are very well controlled and not relevant in the field - that's at least true for the auto-corrected image files.

The build quality of the lens is excellent despite the low weight of merely 55g. The focus-by-wire approach (manual focusing) may be odd at first but you should be able to used to it in no time. The AF performance is very good and AF accuracy is nothing to worry about either.

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