Just got the 45-200 today - Photos

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by m43_user, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. m43_user

    m43_user Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 4, 2010
    It's super steamy humid and hot outside so I didn't spend much time when I went out back in the field looking around for something to shoot but I did try to be a little careful to do the best I could in the short time I gave myself. This is on a Panasonic G2. Various focal lengths, some crops and of course some creative post-processing. Anyway, for the price, I'm very happy with the 45-200 and it does seem to focus very quick for me. Occasionally when you're out near 200 and it's way out of focus, it will refuse to come into focus. I had to zoom back out a little, let the camera focus and then zoom in again and try again. Doesn't happen too often, but it did happen to me.

    <a href="http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/13110463_d3GnN#958657904_Y42WG-A-LB" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. ">http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/20100804-P1000500/958657904_Y42WG-L.jpg" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. " alt="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. "></a>

    <a href="http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/13110463_d3GnN#958658149_jbQVw-A-LB">[img]http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/20100804-P1000501/958658149_jbQVw-L.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/13110463_d3GnN#958657460_3TbCU-A-LB">[img]http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/20100804-P1000491/958657460_3TbCU-L.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/13110463_d3GnN#958658469_LS22v-A-LB" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. ">[img]http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/20100804-P1000505/958658469_LS22v-L.jpg" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. " alt="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. "></a>

    <a href="http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/13110463_d3GnN#958658732_sDpFu-A-LB" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. ">[img]http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Panasonic-Lumix-G2/20100804-P1000512/958658732_sDpFu-L.jpg" title="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. " alt="With 45-200mm Panasonic lens. "></a>
     
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  2. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    Thanks for posting the samples, they look great. I'm planning on buying this lens for use on my G1.

    --Warren
     
  3. dennx

    dennx Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Your photos look good. I should be getting my copy this week. I can't wait to take it with me up to June Lake, CA next week.
     
  4. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Nice set! I particularly love the frog in water. Peekaboo! :biggrin:
    This is likely caused by Panasonic's AF optimization algorithms in an effort to balance AF speeds. To make CDAF faster, I think Panasonic is generally hunting for focus in a short range around your current focal length. You can imagine the painful speed in trying to cover the entire focal range looking for focus on each and every shot, so I appreciate the optimization.

    Just something to be mindful of on occasion to either trigger AF at a midrange point before moving out fully zoomed, or MF assist your way out there.