Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH OIS

Announced Aug 26, 2011 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Micro Four Thirds | H-PS45175
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I've had no problems with this lens.  It's compact, light, easy to use, quick AF is helpful for sports, especially nice with video.  Works really well with the Panasonic touch screen/shutter cameras.

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I tried three lenses and found significant differences in quality (sharpness) between the three. The first unit was very sharp in the centre with a very pronounced loss of sharpness in the corners. The second lens was poor, lacking sharpness everywhere except at a) close range and towards the wider end of the zoom range (45mm). I took it back and this time did some tests at the camera store. My third lens is pretty good throughout and certainly far superior to the previous specimen. Center ...

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The small size / low weight and useful zoom range attracted me to this lens, even though I already own the 45-200mm, which has a slightly longer range but is significantly larger and heavier. Combining the GX1, the X PZ 14-42 and this compact tele-zoom, could make for a wonderfully small and light (700gr) package for travel or hiking. The internal focusing made it even more tempting, as I was hoping for a new lens that would not act as a dust sucker like the 45-200 and 100-300 Lumix models. ...

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