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Clarification on new Lumix 14-140 lens 3.5-5.6?


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Hello, there seems to be some confusion on Amazon.co.uk about prices and models for this lens. I want to get the latest 14-140mm 3.5-5.6 to replace my old 14-140 mm 4-5.6. Apparently Panasonic say the 3.5-5.6 is twice improved over the original.

On Amazon.co.uk there is one for £639 - the review for it says it came off a GX8. Neither does the advert for the lens give the specs for the aperture, just H-FS14140.   https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010Q5EHDY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AOPGMFY61H3JC I speculated that because the price was more expensive for this first item that it was the latest model lens.

But another seller lists the lens here as: H-FS14140E-K 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Compact and Stylish High Zoom Digital Interchangeable Lens --- for £449. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CJAP9D2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A19GAJANPYW40K 

However, underneath this ad, there is another small advert that says: "There is a newer model of this item: Panasonic Lumix H-FS14140 - zoom lens - 14 mm - 140 mm. £639.53. (1) In stock." - so it takes you back to the first link that is provided above - a bit confusing!


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1 hour ago, cantsin said:

None of the two models is weather-sealed.

Here's more on the OIS jitter (bad stabilization) issue of the newer model: http://***URL removed***/forums/post/54459813

The new model works with dual IS on the GX85 (80). The old model does not. It could be that dual-IS eliminates the jitters problem, and you get a faster lens too.

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