WOW! I've not received any shipping information, so for now it appears I'll have to wait.I just received a text message saying my 45-175 has been shipped and to expect it Thursday. Has two months passed already?
Luckily I decided to buy now based primarily on price and confirm the details later. I'd studied the longer Lumix lenses some months ago, but had mostly decided the 100-300 was the next lens I would purchase to compliment my kit. Yet the lower than used price of $210 made it easy to buy and try this glass.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.
Did you choose one-day shipping? I'm wondering if that's why your order is shipping so early, or if it's just a fluke?I just received a text message saying my 45-175 has been shipped and to expect it Thursday. Has two months passed already?
No, I ordered it Monday, June 16 and get "free" 2 day shipping as a Prime member. I was more than a little surprised I received a text message last night that it was on its way. Maybe I was just lucky and a few showed up. Keep your fingers crossed.
Anybody looking for a used 45-200?
I can see that. I’d love to be surprised with a fast delivery of my lens. In general, I'm very happy with Amazon's delivery and service, seems like everything sold by Amazon arrives quickly.Amazon is notorious for being overly pessimistic on shipping times. I guess they realized it is better to have customers happy it shipped early than potentially having people mad something was backordered...
That's the same method I chose, but I changed it to 1 day for $4 to see if that possibly gets it here faster. If it doesn't arrive before I leave town I may lower back to the free 2 day shipping.No, I ordered it Monday, June 16 and get "free" 2 day shipping as a Prime member. snip...
How is the zooming action on the lens using the 'by wire' zoom ring?Yep, looks like there is a menu item for it. The only time I turn it off is when I am using a tripod so I will have to remember that. So the switch is not critical.
Congratulations on the lens.snip...
The zooming action is different. The zoom ring is actually like a switch that triggers the internal zoom. Not sure how else to explain it.