Panasonic 45-150 zoom (silver) for $199 at BHphoto

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mingjai
Mingjai Senior Member • Posts: 1,345
Re: Panasonic 45-150 zoom (silver) for $199 at BHphoto

bloodycape wrote:

What you purchased is the Oly 40-150mm. This is the Pansonic 45-150mm. Not sure really which one would be the better lens, but the Panasonic offers lens based IS, which is nice for us Panasonic users who don't have IBIS and prefer a lens with IS.

That said I too have my eye on the Oly 40-150mm because that is pretty much a steal at that price. Though the IS on the 45-150mm has me wondering is this lens worth the extra 100 or is IQ the same(or even worse)?

Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the build quality on the Panasonic 45-150mm is a little better than the Olympus 40-150mm, specifically metal versus plastic lens mount.

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