kuroneko's reviews

  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH LUMIX G VARIO

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, great color, low distortion, near zero noise operation, fast AF
    Price, not possible for add-on ring filter, easy to lose lens-cap, plastic construction

    Bought this lenses 1 month ago, paired with Lumix GF1 and has created a lot of great images..

    overall..i think this lens is a great performer! worth every yen i spent!..

    weight very light and small.. paired very well with GF1, and it can create sharp image with nice color rendetion...
    it really fits with Micro four third spirit.
    (light small compact and great image quality)

    Love this lens.. great partner with pancake 20mm f1.7!

    Highly recommended!

    sample image created with this lens with GF1




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    reviewed December 24th, 2009 (purchased for $928)
  • Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Long zoom range (90-400mm @35 mm eq), decent image quality, decent price, relatively small & light, great IS.
    relatively slow lenses (f4-5.6), AF hunt,

    if there is available, i would have choose a faster lens over this one but as the only tele lens for G system available now, i dont really have a choice but to purchase this lens...

    however, after using it for several times.. (i rarely use tele lens... i often use wide to normal lens instead)
    i found that this lens is quite a performer..
    sharp, good color render, and can create a nice bokeh (out-of-focus image) although with small aperture and small 4/3 sensor, it very difficult to create silky smooth bokeh.

    oh btw the image stabilizer is working very well.

    enough of words, let the pics talk.
    here the sample of images created with this lens.





    although this lens still cannot create image as "wow" as my Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS, with its weight and size, this is the most tele lens i carrying when travelling!..(paired with GF1),

    very convenience for taking candid shot without getting people attention..

    i'll keep mine..
    until Panasonic , Leica, or Olympus launch faster tele lenses for Micro 4/3 format!

    reviewed December 24th, 2009 (purchased for $275)