Shooting Panasonic’s 7-14mm lens

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

Reno 7-14 MToal

A few years ago when I first heard that Panasonic was coming out with a Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH lens for Micro Four-thirds cameras I knew that I had to have one. At the time I was shooting with the Olympus 9-18mm and although it sounds strange I wanted its wider 114-degree angle-of-view. I have never regretted spending the almost-$1000 that this lens costs. With two aspherical lenses and four ED multicoated elements to minimize ghosting and flare, it’s very sharp and fairly small.

Reno desert 7-14 MToal

I was driving through Nevada, just north or Reno a few weeks ago when a huge afternoon storm blew in. I grabbed my Lumix GH3 with the 7-14mm without even thinking about it. If I could only keep one lens with me at all time, the 7-14mm would be an easy choice.