Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S
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A much nicer lens than I expected
Maaku, B&H Photo
20 October 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this to go with my Gx7 , It matches the kit lens perfectly, , the plastic is a very nice chrome .It's very well made for the money. Focuses very quickly and the stabilization seems to work fine. It's really sharp, surprisingly,soVery compact, It's a great deal for under $.
Excerpt: The Lumix 45-150mm f4 is super compact and very light. Lengthwise it is long as the Canon 50mm F1.4. Extremely compact for a 300mm field-of-view (equivalent). It works amazingly well on my Olympus OM-D E-M10. Fast AF. There is no on-off switch on the lens for stabilization as with other Panasonic's. It really made no difference. Stabilization was controlled automatically by the camera body. AF during video was completely silent and fast. Manual focus was a joy.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought a Panasonic GX7 as a "fun" alternative to lugging around my Canon 7D when out and about. Because I thought the kit 14-42mm might be a bit limited I ordered the 14-150mm. Some people have said that it's too soft at the long end. I'm am enthusiast, so it'll do for until I can afford something faster like the 35-100mm f2.8. The attached photos give some idea of what you might expect hand-held at maximum zoom.
Summary: If you are on the fence about getting this lens... jump off and just purchase it!! We use it for our Panasonic Lumix G6 camera and it is excellent. Is there a difference between the glass in a Lumix lens and a Lecia lens? Sure. Is it so noticeable that you should spend hundreds more on the Lecia (especially if you are a amateur photographer)? NO! This thing takes magnificent photos... PERIOD!
Summary: I was impressed with the build quality of this lens - and I was even more impressed by the image quality that resulted when I attached it to my Panasonic GX7. This was one of my best purchases ever!