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: I bought this for my GH2 as I needed a longer lens for wedding ceremonies. The stock 14-42 just wasn't reaching the altar from my normal back of church shooting position. The servo zoom was something I missed when I switched from video cameras to the GH2, so I thought this might be a good fit.
Cons: Blurry Focus, No Mechanical Zoom, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Excerpt: I've tried 3 copies (2 [@]and 1 from [@]), all showed double image with IS on at shutter speed between 1/40-1/200. Not B&H fault but their copy was the worst. Will send for exchange in the hope to get a good one.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Very good colorcontrast
Summary: This lens had and continues to have serious issues with its lens stabilization system. The Panasonic "X" lens series was touted by Panasonic as a harbinger of future premium lenses (without Leica's help); and the new Panasonic Power OIS was claimed to be twice as effective as the previous Panasonic...