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

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
josbiker Contributing Member • Posts: 929
Re: 45-150 or 45-200

shihhan wrote:

Al Bond wrote:

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.

If you're worried about the shutter shock issue then avoid the lens.
The 45-150 resolution at 150mm is good at both centre and edges up to f11.
I'm not sure about the 45-200 mostly only get MTF info for the 200mm (which shows its good in the centre, but only fair in the edges).
I think the best bet is to take some test shots of both at 150mm and see for yourself what do you think of the image quality? (or splash out on the 100-300 lol!)
Unfortunately I have never owned the 45-200, so I cannot really help you here!

Please can you or some one else inform me about the shutter problems with the 45-175x.

I like the specs. etc and I am on the point to buy this lens in combination with the 12-35/2.8 lens and  sell the 20/1.7, the 14-140 and the 100-300 lens.

I have made some test with ETC and I am satisfied with my results.( 175 and above with the 45-175 lens)

The zooming smoothnes is for me important with the elec. zoom lever from the 45-175.

So my nearby future should be: my GH3 with the 12-35/2.8 and the 45-175 that means for me lighter and less swaps and much more quality.

Please help me?


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