Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6
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Better than I had expected
Hiking Howie, B&H Photo
25 November 2014
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
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.
Summary: very light, very quick AF. Quality is above average. I made a comparison with my Canon 70-200. the panasonic quality is slighly below (reading some advertising text at 100 m distance). but the price is also much below the Canon!
Excerpt: This lens has so little mass, you will hardly remember that you have it in place ... but it will be ready for your next great shot. Fast zooming and focusing.Don't worry if there is a clunking sound as you move the lens about ( and there is NO need to shake it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: I bought the GH3 to replace my HVX-200. that camera is still fantastic but the ease of use of the GH3 and the video quality/format are just so easy to work with. GH3 is easily my go-to. Don't really need XLR. I miss easy ND filters but can make it work.