Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Review
Updated 26/6: Luminar "Neptune" is out now with Accent AI, an AI photo filter!
Mac users, Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is available for just $69£52 for new users, or $59£44 for existing Macphun users. We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended". Visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Use coupon code "PHOTOBLOG" to save another $10 on Luminar.
Windows users, Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available in beta for free ahead of the full release late 2017.
We rated Luminar for Mac as "Highly Recommended". Visit the Luminar web site to try the beta for free.
Sharpness at 140mm
The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The LUMIX G VARIO 7-140mm F2.8 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 frame at 140mm
The centre is soft wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/8-f/11 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16 with its effects becoming much more visible at f/22.
The edges are also soft at f/5.4-f/8 but sharpen up very nicely at f/11, which is also the optimum setting.
|Aperture||Centre Crop||Edge Crop|