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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm for $210 from Amazon.

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by lenshoarder, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
  2. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    543
    Aug 18, 2010
    "Usually ships within 1-2 months."

    This is a fantastic price on a fantastic lens if you don't mind waiting.
     
  3. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    It's coming up now as being in stock, but at a price of $445 :frown:
     
  4. hookgrip

    hookgrip Mu-43 Regular

    150
    May 21, 2013
    Is this lens any better than the 45-200 in terms of sharpness?
     
  5. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

    426
    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    You often need to click on the complete list of prices from all sellers to see what's really going on. Right now, Amazon is showing $362 from them (in 1-2 months). $445 is from a 3rd party.
     
  6. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    They dropped the Warehouse Deals prices at the same time, so I put in an order for one at $186...

    How does it compare to the 45-150?
     
  7. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

    339
    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    Looks like it's over. $365, sold by Amazon.
     
  8. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    Except for it's possible problem with shutter shock between 1/80 and 1/200 sec., it is the best of the non f2.8 long zooms. I've read the 45-150 is equal or barely worse ( depending on source) but the 45-175 has power zoom. I think the shutter shock issue has been mostly resolved with firmware updates. I never had a problem with it on the EM5.
     
  9. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    937
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    That's that's what I was hoping. I already have the 45-150, so I'll have to try them both out and see which one has better handling for my needs.
     
  10. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    827
    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    One nice feature is that it is internal zoom and focus. The latter part is not unusual, but the former is ... and very nice. Off the top of my head, I believe that it is the only zoom in the system, other than the 35-100mm and 7-14mm (I think), to have this feature.
     
  11. davidolarte

    davidolarte Mu-43 Regular

    27
    May 14, 2013
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Juan Olarte
    I bought the 45-150 mainly because of the shutter shock problems (and a ton of people complaining on online forums of a defective batch), and the fact that I would not be able to return a defective one since I live in Colombia and I use a mail forwarding company.

    The 45-175 might be better for video, although it is heavier and longer compared to a collapsed 45-150.
     
  12. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    It's still pretty tiny, and as you note doesn't get longer when you zoom. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got mine a year back.
     
  13. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

    339
    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    Available again at $210. Still says "Usually ships within 1 to 2 months." Make sure to choose Amazon.com as the seller on the right side.
     
  14. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Thanks (I think :wink:) for posting that the price was again $210, did it. :2thumbs:

    I've been considering the Pan 100-300 for a (much) longer lens than my 'everyday' 35-100, though I’ve not been sure it's the 'right' lens for me, nor wanted to spend the $500 on the 100-300 just yet.

    $210 seems so inexpensive, making it easy to give this lens a try. If I hate it, I bet I can sell it used for $200!?
     
  15. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Just ordered one

    Expected delivery July 12 - August 7.

    I already own a 45-150 zoom. When this arrives, I'll do a comparison and decide which one to keep. I figure this price is good enough that I can afford to do this and probably at least break even if I sell it.
     
  16. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

    339
    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    You are welcome! :thumbup: Looks like another member bought one too.

    Average eBay price is about $250 for a used one in excellent condition with original box. You should get $200 easily after fees and shipping cost.
     
  17. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Ordered one as well as a smaller replacement for my 45-200. The size difference plus the extra features of the 45-175 made it a no-brainer for me.

    But then I rarely use my brains for any purchase or I would make fewer of them. :tongue:

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    Image from PCMAG.COM.
     
  18. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    And for those who want to compare all of them (from 43Rumours):

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  19. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Surprisingly, the weight spec on this lens is only 10 grams more than the 45-150. It's about 5/8" inch longer than the 45-150 when they are not in use, but of course the 45-150 expands quite a bit when zooming and focusing, while the 45-175 does not.
     
  20. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Great point - plus I figure internal focusing and zooming will reduce the amount of dust that will accumulate in the lens over time.