A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Al Bond Contributing Member • Posts: 564
Re: 45-150 or 45-200

shihhan wrote:

Plan B. Sell both for the 45-175 X. Assuming you can put up with being 25mm short in the tele end, and don't object the lens (go try it out somewhere that's not Jessops!).

Objectively its the best lens out of the lot, and price wise, is only £20 more than a 45-150. (but see warning above on the bad press it's been getting...) Though new 46mm filters will be another hidden cost...

Optically the 45-175 X does look tempting but the reported problems with shutter shock at certain shutter speeds would put me off.  I've not played with the electronic shutter on my G5 enough yet to know if the potential rolling shutter distortion would cause me any real problems.  So at present, that removes the 45-175 X from the equation for me.

I know that the 45-200 isn't stellar at the 200mm end but, if it is sharper at 150mm than the 45-150, that would probably push me towards keeping it, despite its bulk.

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