Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO
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(From Panasonic lens literature) Panasonic is pleased to announce a new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX G that complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150). Featuring an ultra-compact size and lightweight body, the new LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens offers a versatile zoom range of 45-150 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm) which is suitable for impressive telephoto shots.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand movement. The lens’s superior inner focus system enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity and the inclusion of a stepping motor makes focusing action smooth and silent for use in both video and photo recording. When mounted on the cameras of the LUMIX G line, users can also take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) System.
Comprised of 12 elements in nine groups, one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and two aspherical lenses in the LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. achieves uniform sharpness from the center to the corners for high optical performance. The lens’s seven aperture blades produce an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas, even when shooting at large aperture. Additionally, a multi-coated lens element reduces ghost and flare, to deliver high optical performance.
Available in a sophisticated metal look, the new LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. will be available in black or silver. Pricing and availability will be announced 30 days prior to shipping.
Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO User Reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommended by Thoppa (16 reviews)Small, sharp, light, fast AF, inexpensive.Min focus distance
This is a real bargain lens. I have no complaints about its performance and I'm pretty fussy. It's as sharp as the Nikon AFS 70-300 VR I used to own and a fraction of the size and weight. I got mine in a white box from a kit so it was silly money for a lens this good.reviewed April 10th, 2014 (purchased for $150)
8 out of 10 points and recommended by PeteD (12 reviews)light small and for a consumer telephoto surprisingly decentfor the price? none
purchased as a light weight telephoto option for travel.reviewed June 17th, 2013 (purchased for $250)
focus is decent and for a consumer grade telephoto the optics are surprisingly sharp. it is a bet lens at 150mm than the 45-200.
yes I wish it was faster but then it would be much bigger and expensive!