Buy the Panasonic 45-200mm if I already have the 45-150mm?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Marine Paethor, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Marine Paethor

    Marine Paethor Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    I just made the jump from point-and shoot, and just got my new G5 last Thursday. I have the 14-42mm that came with it, and I picked up the Panasonic 45-150mm because it ended up being $60 through a deal on Amazon. I actually haven't even received the 45-150mm yet, it not due until this coming Wednesday.

    I now see that Best Buy has the Panasonic 45-200mm for $99. My initial thought was to grab it. But then I started to wonder if it was worth getting because I already have the 45-150mm coming. It seems like it would be a good thing to have the extra distance with the 200, but am I going to end up really only using one of the two, and having the other one just sit there? For practical use will the extra 50mm make that much of a difference?
  2. SockHaser

    SockHaser New to Mu-43

    Feb 22, 2013
    I am a photography noob, so this might not be very useful :p

    I guess it depends on what you shoot. I have have the oly 40-150 and 150mm is quite a bit of reach and for normal shooting I don't really feel the need for more. I guess if you want to photograph wildlife or something you might want something extra, but at that point you might be better off with the panasonic 100-300 or something.
  3. charcoalblack

    charcoalblack Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 26, 2012
    i wouldn't unless you need the extra 50mm. the 45-200mm is a longer and heavier lens if I'm not mistaken as well.