Showcase Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6

Amin Sabet

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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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Deliberately blew out the dull grey sky...

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Ski tubing on the Sea of Galilee.
Panasonic G1 and the 45-200mm.
 

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Excellent capture

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

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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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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!
 

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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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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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Beautiful photographs. They make a good demonstration to the usefulness of this lens. The cat and the squirrel are great!
 

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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.
Really interesting

Hand help or with a monopod/Tripod?
 

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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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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.
 

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