Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Review

4.5
April 18, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 14mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH lens was attached to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 compact system camera, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. The self-timer was used to avoid any vibrations from pressing the shutter release. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 14mm

The centre is a little soft wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-f/11 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16 with its effects becoming much more visible at f/22.

The edges are somewhat soft at f/3.5-f/4 but sharpen up very nicely at f/5.6, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/3.5
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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