Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6
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Manual zoom does not work
30 October 2015
Summary: I have serious problems with this lens. It does not work on the manual zoom, scroll wheel revolves but the image does not bring. Zoom works only on the buttons, it is not enough, since I shoot sporting events. I bought it for use with blaskmagic camera. eventually lost money
Excerpt: When I opened this lens up I noticed one thing immediately; It rattles. I was pretty disappointed that it sounded like the lens wasn't made sturdy. It might have just been my unit so I sent it back and I am waiting for a replacement.
Excerpt: This is my go-to lens for action footage. I shoot video for my college and this lens is a must for me. Excellent for soccer and capturing indoors volleyball game footage under poor lighting conditions it does good but again excellent for outdoors.
Excerpt: This is great lens for both video and still photos. It even has a power zoom lens, not too fast, but I haven't used an SLR type camera with power zoom. Image quality is excellent. It's incredibly small and lite too for the power of the zoom.
Excerpt: We needed something in micro four thirds that had a power zoom an stayed within our budget. This lens fit the bill. f/4.0 works well for inside shots. We are using it with a Panasonic GH3. My only issue has been that I wish there was something with more of a wide angle. 45-175 is tele to more tele.
Excerpt: Nothing more nothing less. It's a decent lens but not it you are planning to work professionally. Very poor quality in low light situations. If you can..spend a little more to get something better
Summary: First of all, the merchant did an amazing job with packaging and delivery. The package was double boxed and the inside box was covered in bubble wrap; delivery was really fast, since I live in Mexico City and the merchant is in Korea I was surprised that it took only 4 days to arrive.
Excerpt: For the price, I should not have expected much. The optical quality is fine, and in accordance with the price point. The problems are that it is NOT parfocal, so you have to refocus at every different focal length.
Pros: Decent Optics, Good Focal Length Range, Low Cost