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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Power OIS II

Discussion in 'Panasonic Chat' started by sappymike12, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. sappymike12

    sappymike12 Well-Known Member

    So how good or not ?

    Thanks
     
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It's a useful range of focal lengths if you want a long tele-zoom. I'd expect the performance to be OK as that market is one where the weight advantage counts over larger formats. I use a Canon 100-400 F4/5.6 on full frame for events and it is very heavy. A monopod is essential if in for a long spell of use. The 400 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent) is a bit short for birding but a useful starting point. If that is your intent check it with a x1.4 converter before you buy to see how the focus works.
     
  3. sappymike12

    sappymike12 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pete
     
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I owned the MK1 version and it's an OK lens. Not in the top rank but entirely adequate. The image stabilisation works well and it focussed fast enough on a G2 to capture most action. Some sample images...

    DB regional train passing through Seefeld 1190668.JPG

    Austrian Village close to the German border near Mittenwald 1190835.JPG

    Bay window ub a Garmisch-Partenkirchen house 1190751.JPG

    Hohe Munde from the Krinzerhof  1190622.JPG
     
  5. sappymike12

    sappymike12 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andrew. Some nice shots on a G2, I am using a G3 but looking to get a G7 soon
     
  6. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    There is of course also the 45-150 if you don't need the full range.
     
  7. sappymike12

    sappymike12 Well-Known Member

    Yes that's what I am using now
     

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