Looking for a longer lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Alan_N, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Alan_N

    Alan_N Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2011
    Yorkshire UK
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    I am looking at getting a longer Pany lens I am thinking either the 45-175 or 45-150. I have read various posts and know that some people have had a few problems the 45-175. I am leaning more towards the 45-150 many with it being cheaper and from what I can see a bit smaller. I currently use a GF1 but also tempted to get a G5. I know I can get the 45-175 in the UK now but as far as I can find the 45-150 is not out yet and due in October. If anyone has used the 45-150 can the give any option on it? Just want to get a few views on both lenes before splashing the cash!
  2. ccunningham

    ccunningham Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    I saw the thread title and I have to begin with:

    "That's what she said!"

    Har, har, har.

    I got the 40-150 olympus mk1 mft zoom and it's pretty good, but unfortunately it wouldn't be stabilized on the lumix cameras. It's also not tres expensive, either.
  3. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    Did you think about the Pana 45-200mm ? Similar IQ to the Oly, but IS and more reach.
  4. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I think the OP is talking about the newly announced, but not yet available, Panasonic zoom, not the Oly.
  5. frank2

    frank2 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio
    I recently purchased the 45-175 and so far so good. I considered waiting for the new P45-150 but really liked that the 45-175 doesn't extend during zooming even though it's slightly larger. Also I got the 45-175 for $282 new on Amazon.
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    The 45-175 is a very good lens and is fairly good value too. It works well with the G5 when using the electronic shutter but I have had a few slightly soft images with the G3, there definitely does seem to be an issue there.
    I'm not blown away by the lens, I think for the price it offers fine performance but I'm still keenly waiting for the 35-100.

  7. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    New York
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    How about the P100-300?