Excerpt: This is my go-to lens for action footage. I shoot video for my college and this lens is a must for me. Excellent for soccer and capturing indoors volleyball game footage under poor lighting conditions it does good but again excellent for outdoors.
Excerpt: This is great lens for both video and still photos. It even has a power zoom lens, not too fast, but I haven't used an SLR type camera with power zoom.
Image quality is excellent. It's incredibly small and lite too for the power of the zoom.
Excerpt: We needed something in micro four thirds that had a power zoom an stayed within our budget. This lens fit the bill. f/4.0 works well for inside shots. We are using it with a Panasonic GH3. My only issue has been that I wish there was something with more of a wide angle. 45-175 is tele to more tele.
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.