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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6
8.8 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6

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Overall 4
4.0

Optics fine, functionality not

Ari, B&H Photo
17 March 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Image Bounce At Zoom End, Not Parfocal
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Overall 4
4.0

Got this lens and returned it. It simply could ...

dcant, Amazon
3 March 2015
  • Summary: Got this lens and returned it. It simply could not be used in low light situations without a tripod. I bit the bullet and got the Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 lens…AWESOME!!!
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Overall 10
10

Good compact telephoto lens

James M. Tarpley, Amazon
14 December 2014
  • Summary: Panasonic compact system cameras and lens work for me
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than I had expected

Hiking Howie, B&H Photo
25 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Got this lens for my Olympus OM-D E-M5. I had the olympus 42-150mm and it sucked in dust while zooming, the Panasonic lens does not extend. It is light and compact, I use it on my Hikes and camping sites.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Smooth zoom
  • Cons: Wish They Had It In 28
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens at a bargain!

BG, Adorama
24 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I find I use this lens a lot more on my Oly EPL-5 than I thought I would. It puts out really sharp pictures, though things soften up a bit above 150mm (as expected). This lens also takes great "macro-style" close-up pics, assuming you can hold the camera steady.
  • Pros: Cheap, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Useful Range
  • Cons: Not weather sealed, Plastic Body
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Overall 6
6.0

Nifty to use - Image quality average to poor

ManOnTheStreet "Victor", Amazon
17 November 2014
  • Summary: The physical design is great, the image quality is lacking. Shoot everything at 5.6 and images are satisfactory. The range and the compactness are wonderful. The zoom options (switch or ring) also are terrific. Image quality is my first priority so I returned it.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Lens

Richard, B&H Photo
23 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens on my Panasonic GX 7 and it works very well. I like the motorized zoom and quick focus. It seems long enough to be very useful, but it is not an all-in-one lens. Too long. But it goes nicely with the kit 14-42.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great addition to my G6

Rockin Ronnie, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • Excerpt: So far after having had this lens for a couple of weeks it has lived up to my expectations. It is light and well built. The power-zoom feature takes a little getting used to as this is the first of this type that I have ever had. Since it is internal focusing the lens length does not change.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

facile d'utilisation et très paratique ilfait de très bonne photo.

loumaeltim, Ebay
6 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Super "little" lens

Billy, Amazon
9 August 2014
  • Summary: Super "little" lens. Little by comparison, and considering the internal focusing action. I'm not the type that sets up charts and measures sharpness at every permutation of settings imaginable - there are plenty of people and blogs who do that and I appreciate it very much when doing my research.
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