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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 6
6.0

You get what you paid for

rummy, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Nothing more nothing less. It's a decent lens but not it you are planning to work professionally. Very poor quality in low light situations. If you can..spend a little more to get something better
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in low light
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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 6
6.0

Average photo quality, save your money for a hihger spec lens

sommet64, Ebay
4 June 2013
  • Summary: The price was right, the lens is relatively lightweight and the construction seems fine. But picture quality is only average. Little detail at higher magnifications. My advice is save your money and plump for a higher spec version.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Lens

shankel128, B&H Photo
14 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I got this lens for my Lumix GH3. It works well for a mid-range zoom. I like the power zoom feature although it would be nice to be able to more accurately control and vary the speed of the zoom (even on its slowest setting it zooms too quickly). It is not a low-light lens given its f4.0-5.6 rating.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Strange Lens Hood
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Overall 6
6.0

I want to Love it but....

Photogky, B&H Photo
25 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I love the way this lens feels on my G3. I love the small size, but the image stabilization is not working right. This would be an awesome lens if the image stabilazation worked right. Zoomed all the way out the only sharp images were at 1/640 of a sec and faster hand holding with IS on.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

problems with IS on G1 and G3

BookWorm, Amazon
12 May 2012
  • Summary: Compared to 45-200mm much smaller, lighter and doesn't extend when focusing. Nice touch - even though the filter/cap size is 46mm, with the hood attached in reverse position, it accepts 52mm lens cap (the smallest available white balance with white milky dome in the center "Canon style").
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Overall 6
6.0

Still has edge-doubling OIS issues on G1, G3

D. J. Bookbinder "David of MA", Amazon
15 April 2012
  • Summary: CONs: (1) Tried four copies of this lens, updated the firmware on all four, and all four still had the edge-doubling issue when used with both my G1 and G3 at 175mm and shutter speeds between 1/80-1/250.
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Overall 6
6.0

OIS still has problems...

David of MA, B&H Photo
1 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The BAD: Tried three copies of this lens, and all have the edge-doubling effect at shutter speeds between 1/80-1/250. In this range, at 175mm extension, the effect was there in 40% of my images, even after applying the firmware update.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Unusually sharp wide open
  • Cons: Edge-doubling defect
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Overall 6
6.0

Still has edge-doubling OIS issues

D. J. Bookbinder "David of MA", Amazon
1 April 2012
  • Summary: The BAD: Tried three copies of this lens, and all have the edge-doubling effect at shutter speeds between 1/80-1/250. In this range, at 175mm extension, the effect was there in 40% of my images, even after applying the firmware update.
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Overall 6
6.0

Some image stabilization issues

Ken, Amazon
29 March 2012
  • Summary: REVIEW UPDATED FOR NEW FIRMWARE The optical image stabilization system for this lens did not work properly when first released. Multiple users tested it on multiple cameras and in most cases it produced a severe double image with shutter speeds between 1/100 and 1/300.
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