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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6
8.9 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 4
4.0

Not Suited for Indoor/Event Work

Jim Simon, B&H Photo
12 October 2012
  • 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
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Overall 4
4.0

Great lens, terrible quality conrtol

DDT, B&H Photo
28 June 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Panasonic Didn't Do Its Homework ...

GoDark, Amazon
15 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

IS seems to have issues.

dmanthree, B&H Photo
3 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I wasn't able to get sharp photos from this lens on my GX1 when the IS was employed. Not sure what the issue was, but I get better results from the 45-200.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: IS unreliable
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