Panasonic 45-200 for £140 in UK

Started Jul 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Len_Gee
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Re: Panasonic 45-200 for £140 in UK
In reply to Kuppenbender, Jul 25, 2012

I have just updated the lens to version 1.3.

AF seems to be a bit faster.

At the current price, the lens is a bargin though.

When you get it, tell us how you like it re: IQ.,

Kuppenbender wrote:

No doubt to some extent you get what you pay for.

The 45-175 might be better for video (lighter + power zoom) but doesn't get much better reviews in terms of IQ and is double this price. The 100-300 is going for 3x the price.

At the end of the day if it beats my 25 year-old Tamron 80-210 it's worth it to me.

Have you updated the firmware on your copy Mr Gee? It only improves (allegedly) the OIS, but might account for some of what you describe as softness at the long end.

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