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I have a Panasonic gx80 and the 12-32 lens.
Now I am look for a MFT lens about 40 -150.
-It has to be as light as possible.
-Due to my low budget also as cheap. (second hand around 100 euro)
-Preforming well in overcast and darker light.
-Auto and manual focus.
-Fast response
-Weather sealed would be great.
-OIS

It would be for some landscape and Street photgraphy.
What lens would you all advice me?

Many thanks in advance for any help :)
 

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What about the Panasonic 45-150 compared to the Olympus 40-150 plz ?
OIS and little weight is good for my Fibromalgya hands :)
 

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Here (on the site below) are the specs on the m4/3 lens universe. The O40-150 is just a bit lighter than the Panasonic lenses. You can save a bit more weight with the P35-100 but it may not have the reach you need. For an additional 20g weight penalty you can reach further with the P45-175. I don't know how used pricing on any of them will fit with your needs though.

http://wrotniak.net/photo/m43/lenses.html
 
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These are consumer lenses. They are not made for low light conditions. They are good or great if used within their limitations, though.

If you really need fast glass you are going to pay for it in weight and price. If speed is truly what you need, consider the Panny 35-100 f2.8. It is shorter, but you gain in speed.
 

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On your GX80 body, a telephoto lens will benefit from the Dual-IS of the Panasonic lens. It might help you shoot a little deeper into the evening without a tripod. These lenses have 2 different filter sizes as well, so you should plan on that for your landscapes at least. I would put a 37-52 step-up ring on the 12-32 lens and get the Panasonic 45-150 and a 52mm Polarizing filter and a couple of 52mm ND filters.
 

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Light, cheap and fast is just not possible. Period.

Go with the Oly 40-150. It’s a steal at sale prices or used. It is sharp and light.
Agree.
FAST lenses are EXPENSIVE, in any format, even used. You are NOT going to get a $1400 lens for $100.
The closest I've seen is a used gen-1 Panasonic 35-100/2.8 for $550, which is 5x your budget.

FAST lenses are HEAVY. Simple rule of optics. The faster the lens the larger the diameter of the front of the lens. Larger diameter = larger glass lenses = more weight. The lens construction can add more weight. The Olympus pro lenses are generally heavier than the Panasonic pro lenses.

For 100 euros, the 40-150R f/4-5.6 is probably the best deal. I got mine for $100 USD, reconditioned.
I don't know if Panasonic has a similar prices lens.

You will have to shoot at a high ISO, and accept the noise.
This is no different than when I go on vacation with a slow lens, Panasonic-Lumix 12-60 f/3.5-5.6. I have to raise the ISO to shoot in low light.
 
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If you want to take advantage of Dual-IS get a Panasonic lens.
Dual-IS (version 1) will work with the P45-150 (200g) so you should be able to use it in the (early) evening hand-held.
For my GM5 I have the P12-32 and P35-100 (135g), with that tiny body I don't expect to use the larger lenses like P45-150.
But you have the GX80 and that is a bit larger so the P45-150 should work great on that.
At night you will have to use some kind of support, a tripod or something else.
 

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I have a Panasonic gx80 and the 12-32 lens.
Now I am look for a MFT lens about 40 -150.
-It has to be as light as possible.
-Due to my low budget also as cheap. (second hand around 100 euro)
-Preforming well in overcast and darker light.
-Auto and manual focus.
-Fast response
-Weather sealed would be great.
-OIS

It would be for some landscape and Street photgraphy.
What lens would you all advice me?

Many thanks in advance for any help :)
Does 40-150 mean it must be a zoom, or can there be primes in that range?
 
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I have a Panasonic gx80 and the 12-32 lens.
Now I am look for a MFT lens about 40 -150.
-It has to be as light as possible.
-Due to my low budget also as cheap. (second hand around 100 euro)
-Preforming well in overcast and darker light.
-Auto and manual focus.
-Fast response
-Weather sealed would be great.
-OIS

It would be for some landscape and Street photgraphy.
What lens would you all advice me?

Many thanks in advance for any help :)
Only lens that meets most of those criteria is the Panasonic 45-150mm. Don't know how expensive it is used in your area but in the US they normally go below $100 USD.
 

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I would suggest two possibilities the Panasonic 35-100 variable aperture and the Panasonic 14-140 which maybe possible in your price range second hand!
 

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