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Review: Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0 – 5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom Micro Four Thirds…

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Review: Pana­sonic 45-200mm f/4.0 – 5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom Micro Four Thirds Lens

Pana­sonic appar­ently do not believe in catchy names for their lenses. But it does at least tell you exactly what you're getting.

Since this is a micro four thirds lens you're looking at a zoom of 90mm to 400mm on the stan­dard 35mm scale. That's a pretty good range and certainly brings things much closer to you.

I got the chance to really put this lens through its paces during my Disney World trip. I was regu­larly switching between this and my stan­dard 14 – 45 kit lens.

Obvi­ously it was great in the animal kingdom for getting really close to animals, but it also works rather well for parades when your view angles are some­what limited due to the crowds. You can also take unposed shots without shoving your camera in people's faces. I got pretty good at doing on the fly swap­ping of the two lenses and it's certainly very prac­tical to have them both handy even on long outings like that.

Of course like any zoom lens it does weigh quite a bit more than the smaller lenses and inevitably it makes the camera front heavy. Since it's a micro 4/3rds it's not really that heavy in compar­ison to mirror lenses, but this lens easily weighs more than the camera it's attached to.

That said, it's light enough that you absolutely can hand­hold and shoot even at rela­tively slow shutter speeds. I don't know if I would go much below 1/50th at full zoom if I wanted to be sure of getting a shot though.

As far as shot quality is concerned there's nothing but good things to say. Images come out sharp  and I haven't noticed any distor­tions or fringing. It may be a budget price, but it's a quality lens.

If you're looking for a zoom lens for your micro four thirds camera this is the one you want.

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