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
17 March 2012
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
Summary: Defective lens (motor). Panasonic wanted me to ship it back (at my expense) for diagnostic. They should have sent a replacement right away. Panasonic CSR informed me this lens only carries a 90-day warranty, which I found unusually short for a brand new purchase.
Summary: Got the 45-175 X to replace the 45-200. It is half the weight and the diameter is much smaller, which made it much easier to fit in the camera bag. Initial testing was good, but some images appeared very soft when they shouldn't be.