Better than expected - smooth, fast, quiet telephoto shots - with minimal shakes!
jon mceachron "(JDMc)", Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: Absolutely stunning Zoom capability on this lens - and appears to really dampen down the long-distance shakes! Just outfitted my (new) Panasonic GX7 with this telephoto. It zooms me in close for action, wildlife, and outside shots. Lens action is smooth and quick. Amazing how far digital photography has progressed compared to the old 35mm film days... Love the lens. It comes complete with a small bag, anti-static wrap, and two caps (one for each end).
Summary: Decided to get this lens after purchasing the Lumix 14-140 3.5-5.6 due to the added zoom and it is an excellent lens for wildlife photography. Both lenses have a definite place with the 14-140 being used for contextual shots including habitat and the 45-200 needed for frame-filling shots. Was able to hand-hold this lens using a pod bean-bag support from Adorama and fast shutter speed to get sharp results every time.
Summary: Im happy with my new lens, I use it on a GMC-10 Lumix camera as a complement for the standard 14-42 lens and they cover pretty much all the needs of an amateur photographer as myself. Ths stabilization tool works very good on long range shots, and the lens is luminous enough even at large distances. Portraits come out with great detail been as far as 15/20 meters from the subject. Been using it around a year now without any problems.
Summary: I bought this after failing to find a great deal on a H-FS100300 lens, and I'm really happy I did. I have the H-H020PP and H-FS014042. This extends my range significantly and takes much better pictures than the 14-42mm lens. It feels well built and solid. Sure, I'd someday like to get the 300mm zoom, but this is a great lens for hikes and trips to the zoo — any situation where you might want to quickly zoom to catch something at a decent distance, yet still might want to...
Summary: ... to round out a system. Since I had sold my large clunky Canon DSLRs and gone mirrorless with the Panasonic Lumix GX7 this was an obvious choice. Since the micro four thirds system has 2X crop ratio, this becomes in effect a 90-400mm lens. Light, small and sharp. Definitely a good value. Why not 5 stars? A bit dim on the long end as I would have preferred f4.0 but that probably would ruin the bargain aspect of the purchase.
Summary: I bought this lens to take pictures of my daughter doing surf. I wish time speeds up until June in order to properly use it. Try to take some indoor pictures but with medium or low light the picture are terrible, but thats normal. I bought it used and, because I'm in Portugal/Europe and the seller in the US (Texas) I thought it would take ages, but the service was pretty good.
I am totally happy, would recommend this lens for its value.
2 May 2013
Summary: - Why I bought it - for places like the LA Zoo, where the animals are far away. - What I like most about it - the range, the sharpness, and clarity for the price I paid. - What I dislike about it - the f/4.0 aperture is some what limiting, but again, the price. :-) - Whether or not I would buy the product again is a yes, because as a non-professional this lens meets the need of an amateur. I paid $207 for this lens new including shipping. Could not go wrong.
Summary: I bought this lens to be able to use it on my two cameras LUMIX G-2 and G-3, micro. As I already have a lens Lumix G Vario 14-140, needed a 45-200mm, for complete versatility. I consider this lens as good quality, at an affordable price. I have no criticisms to make regarding this lens.
Summary: Although the lens experts knock this lens for being plastic, that is not an issue for me, especially at this price. The optics are what counts for me and that is what amazed me when I put it to the test this morning at all focal lengths outside with a snowy landscape. When I got the lens the other day, I immediately updated its firmware through Olympus, since I am using it on their EPL1, one of my favorite all-time digitals (I have owned 34)and one I have no intention of...