Showcase Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6

Iansky

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Dec 26, 2009
Messages
2,002
Location
The Cotswolds, UK
Hi Diana,

I am glad I am not the only one having this issue with the lens but it is a purchase we have both made with good intent so must justify it if only to ourselves - you are right, spring will offer the chance to use it more and benefit from it's great resolving power and focal length.

Ian
 

steve

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
Messages
204
Location
Havertown, PA
Ian,

Wonderful image of the door. Did you purchase the EVF? I read in the other thread where you were considering it. If so, what is your verdict on the quality of the EVF? Thanks,

Steve
 

Brian Mosley

Administrator Emeritus
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
2,998
Thanks John, and welcome to the forum!

can you tell us a little about how you reverse your 45-200?

What do you use, and what do you get?

Cheers

Brian
 

klythawk

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
348
Location
Nottingham U.K.
Real Name
John
Thanks John, and welcome to the forum!

can you tell us a little about how you reverse your 45-200?

What do you use, and what do you get?

Cheers

Brian
Thanks for the welcome Brian.

I'm very much a novice at photography but very happy to share the little i know. To reverse the lens i use a reversing ring, one of these It fits the 14-45 and 45-200 lens's. To use the 20mm lens, a step up adapter, 46mm to 52mm is required. You can change aperture settings by..

1) Fit lens with reversing adapter, and turn power on.

2) In aperture mode select reqd. aperture

3) Press and hold shutter effect speed button

4) Remove Lens and fit in reverse

5)One final thing, you will need to set SHOOT W/O LENS to ON in the G1/GF1 Custom Menu, page 5.

Good luck, its a cheap way into macro. :biggrin:
 

sinophilia

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jan 22, 2010
Messages
135
Location
Verona, Italy
Not the sharpest shot, but I'm quite pleased with the result anyway (this is at 100%). Love to see these cormorants fishing on the river in the city centre.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinophilia/4318555467/" title="Cormorant by sinophilia, on Flickr">
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
"1000" height="667" alt="Cormorant" /></a>
 

hodad66

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Jan 27, 2010
Messages
806
Location
Indialantic, Florida
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

F1L1P

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
392
Location
Europe
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

DennisC

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
77
Location
Cheshire UK
I'm not a great fan of this lens.
The vignetting and softness at the 200mm end quite upset me!
BUT...there are times when I'm glad to have it with me.
These shots were taken at the Houston Thanksgiving Parade



<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/crabb/4325286918/" title="P1000702 by d_crabb, on Flickr">View attachment 141016"1024" height="772" alt="P1000702" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/crabb/4325286916/" title="P1000693 by d_crabb, on Flickr">View attachment 141017"1024" height="632" alt="P1000693" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/crabb/4325286912/" title="P1000684 by d_crabb, on Flickr">View attachment 141018"1024" height="575" alt="P1000684" /></a>
 

Bill Gordon

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2009
Messages
576
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Let's see some Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm photographs!
I am utterly amazed at the quality of this lens. I will buy it but before I do I have one question. The Panasonic lenses have built in stabilization and my question is with the Pen it has internal stabilization so..can this be turned off on the lenses so that the body looks after that problem?
 

Brian Mosley

Administrator Emeritus
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
2,998
Hi Bill,

yes - you can select whichever stabilisation method you prefer. I usually switch the OIS off (there's a switch on the lens) and rely on IBIS for photography... assume this saves battery life, and I prefer to see how much 'wobble' I've got in the viewfinder before IBIS does its' stuff at the time of exposure.

When I'm taking video - I'll use OIS to give a smooth stabilised view for video.

It's a nice lens... not sure whether there's sample variation though, because some people report super sharp performance while others say it can be soft at full zoom.

Cheers

Brian
 

F1L1P

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
392
Location
Europe
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

45-200 @ 158mm
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom