Showcase Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Let's see some Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm photographs!
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Two from today with the GH1 and 45-200:

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    The first was taken at 200mm, the second at 175mm. It still amazes me that we can get that much telephoto and image quality in such a small form.
     
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  3. bg2b

    bg2b Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 22, 2009
    Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Deliberately blew out the dull grey sky...

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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  5. Roni G

    Roni G Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    26
    Jan 5, 2010
    Israel
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    Ski tubing on the Sea of Galilee.
    Panasonic G1 and the 45-200mm.
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Terrific photograph!
     
  7. bebrox

    bebrox Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    80
    Dec 29, 2009
    Scotland
    Excellent capture

    Really excellent shot of the kids on the water, this lens is ace in the right hands
     
  8. Roni G

    Roni G Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    26
    Jan 5, 2010
    Israel
    Thank you Amin and bebrox. This lens is indeed terrific. The image stabilization works amazingly.
    Here is another capture. The boat was really jumping and I cut the bottom of the tube, but I think the expression on my daughter face makes the picture.

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  9. nTo

    nTo Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 28, 2009
    Indonesia
    wow! what a great lense....sharp and crystal clear!

    i just got my GF1 (20mm kit)......im gonna see how far this camera can take me!

    I'm planning to get an extra lense..and i'm convinced that the 45-200mm is a must!
     
  10. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    388
    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
    People say it is not as good as 14-45, but it is not too expensive, you can get really close to your subject, and is great for portraits. Along with 14-45 makes great tools to cover from wide to tele

    here are some samples:

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    Look at the shallow DOF on cat...I love it :smile::smile:

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  11. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
    and some more :)

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    with 14-45 you just cant get so close to subjects as with 45-200. Look at this wild squirrel, she was so far, but not with 45-200 :)
     
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  12. Roni G

    Roni G Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    26
    Jan 5, 2010
    Israel
    Beautiful photographs. They make a good demonstration to the usefulness of this lens. The cat and the squirrel are great!
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wonderful photography F1L1P, and terrific examples of what this lens can do in good hands. Thanks for sharing these!
     
  14. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    388
    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
    :drinks:thank you
     
  15. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Really interesting

    Hand help or with a monopod/Tripod?
     
  16. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    First post with new 45-200

    I purchased the 45-200 when on our trip to Brighton, have not had chance to give it a spin until today due to work & bad weather.

    I have discovered that for me it is critical to use the EVF as my viewing choice with this lens otherwise I find it difficult to be sure I am focusing on the correct part of the image (I use centre point focussing for 99% of my images).

    I took this today, it is an old door to a castle up the road from where I live, I love the contrasting vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines coupled with the mix of tones and textures.

    I hope others like it as well - too early to confirm, but so far I think this lens has huge potential going forwards!

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  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    I can't speak to the lens except to say that I love this photograph of your neighboring castle's door. The detail and crisp clarity are fantastic - and I'm a sucker for architectural close ups...parts of buildings isolated from their whole have always been my one of my main interests.
     
  18. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks BBW, if only this door could talk it would tell some stories - the building is now part of the college but years ago it used to house the bodyguards for the local Lord who lives across the road.

    It is the original door and has been well preserved, it does however look as if someone has been a little over enthusiastic with an oil can.

    Sorry - rambling!! the lens is great so far and I too like to isolate parts of building in order to capture angles, shapes, features etc.
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Ian many thanks for some background on this door. I always appreciate knowing the stories behind things. Yes, if only they could talk, indeed!
     
  20. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    135
    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    I like it a lot, and I have the same opinion on this lens. It's not so easy to use for a newbie like me, but I'm sure it will spend a lot of time on my camera, especially when spring will be here.