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Panasonic 45 - 200 / 4,0 - 5,6 G Vario

Panasonic 45 - 200 / 4,0 - 5,6 G Vario
alaAverage 4.1

42 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites.

On average, users rate this product 87/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Showing 1 - 10 of 14 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (9)

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Great compromise lens

 

Recently puchased this lens after having a Pansonic GX1 with 42mm \'x\' lens for a few months and finding the range just a bit limiting. Have to say coming from the \'point and shoot\' back ground rather than the DSLR downgrade route I find this kit...

Compact","Lightweight","Simple Controls

Plastic

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Pocket Zoom

 

Love it light weight, Fast,Pin sharp. A zoom you can keep in your pocket & change with 1 hand

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Simple Controls

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Reasonably good value for money

 

I purchased this particular lens for wildlife photography and was a little bit disappointed by the quality of my output. It does what it says on the \'tin\' however and maybe 200mm focal length was not quite enough for bird photography. However even...

Easily Interchangeable","Lightweight","Quick Focus

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After eighteen months

 

My one, contrary to other reports, focuses sharply through complete focal range. Only minor criticism is the lens creep when on a tripod and not level. ie. pointing up or down. But when handheld, my left hand cradles the lens, and restrains any lens...

Consistent Output","Easily Interchangeable","Lightweight","Quick Focus","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

Lens Creep

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Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. LUMIX G VARIO review by Marriott

 

If you don't expect perfection, this is a pleasant lens to use. It's actually quite good. Mine is sharper in the corners than the review on this site indicates. Maybe I just got a top copy. It compares favorably with the Nikon 55-200mm which I use on...

Light, sharp enough, OIS, not too pricey

Could always be better, but a good lens for the cost

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Excellent addition to GF1 Kit

 

Very high quality and brilliant autofocus. Probably a best in class product.

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Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. LUMIX G VARIO review by EdO

 

Very impressive focal range for so compact a lens. Image corners softer than what I can get with my Nikon 70-300 VR but this is mostly visible in test-chart photos, generally not noticeable in "real world" photos. (When using a 400mm-equivalent focal...

compact and light for focal range, silent AF operation

somewhat soft in corners

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Performs OK with care

 

Autofocus is extremely fast, it manages to lock onto difficult subjects like seagulls splash landing even at full zoom. For the folcal lenght it is small and not too heavy and it feels well built. Sadly the performance isn't great, and from 150mm to...

not too big or heavy, no other m4/3 lens covers this range, autofocus very fast and accurate, image stabilisation works well

poor performance beyond 150mm, poor performance used wide open, poor performance stopped down beyond f11

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Performs OK with care

 

Autofocus is extremely fast, it manages to lock onto difficult subjects like seagulls splash landing even at full zoom. For the folcal lenght it is small and not too heavy and it feels well built. Sadly the performance isn\'t great, and from 150mm to...

autofocus very fast and accurate","image stabilisation works well","no other m4\/3 lens covers this range","Not too big or heavy

poor performance beyond 150mm","poor performance stopped down beyond f11","poor performance used wide open

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Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. LUMIX G VARIO review by SETI

 

I always shoot in RAW and never have any problems with this lens. Yes, it can't create that POP images that can do 70-200/2.8 from both Canon and Nikon, but it's not that lens aim. It's just the best coupling with my G1 for street and candid shots !...

Lightweight, sharp, stabilized

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Four Thirds System / Pentax/Samsung
Usage:Digital Cameras
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