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

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Smooth zoom
  • Cons: Wish They Had It In 28
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens at a bargain!

BG, Adorama
24 November 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Not weather sealed, Plastic Body
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Overall 8
8.0

Great addition to my G6

Rockin Ronnie, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Super "little" lens

Billy, Amazon
9 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works with Blackmagic Studio Camera!

shorewire, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens is great! The motorized zoom and focus abilities utilize the features built into the Blackmagic Studio Camera perfectly at a minimal price point!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for video

Sag, B&H Photo
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Good choice for the money, power zoom great for video
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Power Zoom
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

very light, very quick AF. Quality is above ...

Kogel "Marco", Amazon
29 June 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Sleek, super-light telephoto

ScottAz, Adorama
20 June 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet Lens

Mark29, Adorama
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this to go with my new Panasonic GH4 camera. I like the 45-175 because it is sharp and does not extend when zooming. Everything is internal.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Solves some real world issues

stephencl, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • 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.
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