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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 45-200mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 45-200mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

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Overall 8
8.0

Great range. Sharp and fast.

Mesal, B&H Photo
31 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens for my Olympus OMD E-m1. Works great. Completely compatible. Fast and accurate autofocus. Sharp pictures in the center, a bit soft at the edges. I like the range of 45-200 ( 90-400) full frame.
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Overall 8
8.0

now I can reach out

Bob, B&H Photo
6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens allows me to get the candid action shots from a distance. Its shutter speed and light gathering abilities are amazing. The compact size is a definite plus.
  • Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lightweight telephoto

Jazzi's dad, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens with a Lumix G6 camera body. This is a nice lens for walking along the beach, getting pictures of shore birds with getting too much into their personal space, so that they fly away, which is what I have mostly used it for so far. It is reasonably fast, has good optic quality, and has smooth action on the zoom. And for the price, you can't beat it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Economical, Lightweight
  • Cons: A Little Vignetting
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Overall 8
8.0

Another must have

Stillwater, B&H Photo
23 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I carry this in my camera bag always, because you never know when you need to reach out for a shot. It takes great pictures at all focal lengths and is light weight and compact. It could be a little faster but with the stabilization inboard, it remains very, very useful. I also like the fact that it didn't cost an arm and a leg to acquire it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Good telephoto!

JRaasch, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: A good all around telephoto for the m4/3 system. It is nice and small easy to throw in a jacket pocket and still have a good telephoto with you!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice coplement to kit lens

Clay, B&H Photo
22 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this for travel, family events and around town. The focal length picks up where the kit lens leaves off, and goes out to the point that some wildlife photography is possible. I don't often print pictures - the most stringent test they're going to get is being displayed on a TV screen. It fills that purpose very nicely. It's sharp, light, and focuses quickly. Obviously it's not the fastest lens ever, but it might be the best overall at this price point.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Best with support

OPOP, B&H Photo
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Using this lens outdoors it almost always needs solid support or bracing. I've only just started using it. At the 60-80 marks it's decent for portraits, focuses quickly and is agreeably sharp. It's a bit big but not too huge to comfortably carry although I'm not sure I'll be taking it along without a tripod. The price point is excellent.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good zoom -sharp images on distance

HjKristensen, B&H Photo
16 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Underestimated zoom from Panasonic - images are clean and Sharp from long distances, Product is better than the skill of most unprofessional photografers. Tripod- or steady freehand shots are sharp and crisp. Works fine also on Olympus cameras.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

ashan, B&H Photo
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Rarely to use, but sometimes very helpfull.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Dark F4-56, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

A good lens for very little money

joer, B&H Photo
5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this on a DMC G5. I shoot at the tele end mostly and the images are surprising good. It focuses fast and the zoom operates smoothly unlike some of the lenses in the line.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small
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