Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH OIS. - Review / Lens Test
17 December 2011
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S. Lens
1 November 2011
Summary: A new telephoto zoom lens with a lever-driven power zoom that can be used for shooting still and video clips.Late in August 2011, Panasonic unveiled two new powered zoom lenses for its Lumix G Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S. lens provides the longer zoom range of the pair.
Pros: You want a fast telephoto zoom lens for everyday and travel photography., You require fast, precisely controllable zooming., You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good flatness of field., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You don't have a Micro Four Thirds system camera.
Summary: With the design of the Panasonic PZ 45-175 mm, Panasonic has succeeded in further miniaturizing a telephoto zoom lens without compromising on quality, as is shown in our review. At a focal length of 68 mm, the Panasonic 45-175 mm, like the Olympus 75-300 mm at 75 mm, is better than many fixed focal length lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor.
Pros: Good optical performance, For video: Powerzoom, Optical Image Stabilization
Cons: More expensive than the Panasonic 45-200 mm, which also has a larger zoom range