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