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.
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: Bought this zoom lens on eBay for my Panasonic DMC-GF3 camera and took it to the race track. Detail is amazing, and the 200mm zoom (equivalent to 400mm with 35mm cameras) allowed for close-up shots of the cars in the pit stops from the top of the stands. Video performance was also very good. Autofocus could be slightly faster for high speed action like races, though.
Summary: After fiddling around with my excellent Panasonic 20mm 1.7 lens and GF-1, I felt that I wanted a zoom lens, especially since I like to capture nature. There's not many zoom lenses that is supported for the micro four-thirds format, the price was good, and I heard good things about this lens, so I grabbed it. Image quality: it handles pretty well from the 90mm-400mm range (adjusted for 35mm equivalent).
Summary: Hi, I am a part-time fine-art photographer with a bunch of years of film and digital experience. Some six months ago, I purchased a GH1 body (less noisy sensor than the GH2) with the 14-45mm and 45-200mm lenses as a much lighter alternative to my primary DSLR system (Pentax K20D with DA and DA* lenses). I carry the whole system in a small pouch with a spare battery and memory card, a polarizer filter, phone, wallet and car keys.
Summary: I've been using the Panasonic 45-200mm for a few weeks now with an Olympus PL1 and here are my impressions: --Construction is good, though it's just a bit big on an u4/3 body. All things considered, it's about as small and light as you could hope for, though my camera rests on the lens instead of the body with this lens attached (might be better with a Panny body) --Focus is fast and very quiet.
Summary: I have been using this product frequently for my recent 3 weeks visit to California. I'm satisfied with the product because: 1. I have been using film cameras for almost 20years and had recently switched to Panasonic G1 because I want to maintain compatibility with my bunch of Leica M lenses and Nikon lenses. The smallness and lightness of the system impresses me. 2.
A good tool...but set your expectations correctly before buying
22 July 2012
Summary: I quite recently bought the Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm f1.7 lens and at the same time bought the 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 telephoto. I am still getting to know the camera and the lenses -- I am not very seasoned with digital SLRs -- but my initial impressions are quite favorable overall. The 45-200mm lens is really big on the diminutive GF1 camera body. This is not a comfortable pairing, but the micro four thirds suite of lenses is very small so what can you do....
Summary: I purchased this lens and so far is a very good performer. Please be advised to update the lens as soon as you get it. The lens is not very sharp after 160-170mm, but for the price you can't get anything better in the m4/3 world. REMEMBER TO UPDATE THE LENS FIRMWARE!!!!