Panasonic Medium Zooms

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dornblaser, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I have to admit that I do not pay attention to Panasonic lenses. There seems to be a few options that are longer than 35 - 100 and shorter than the 100 - 300, which lens, with IS, is sharpest? It will be used on a GH3/4 primarily for wildlife stills. Thanks.
     
  2. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    Paul
    Probably 45-175 ( not taking price into account) but not a huge amount in it. They all soften up a bit at the tele end but this one does it least. The fixed length helps the handling too.
     
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  3. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 9, 2013
    Burlington Ontario
    I second the P45-175.
     
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  4. Kwekwe

    Kwekwe Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 17, 2014
    Gravesend Brooklyn NY
    Just got my 45-175 can't wait to try it out.
     
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    I just recently picked up the Pana 45-150mm and I have been pleasantly surprised with how good it is....barely 15mm larger than the PL25mm and really light, yet it feels really nice and operates smoothly, a significantly nicer lens to use than its Oly 40-150mm counterpart which by comparison felt very cheap indeed.

    I took the P45-150mm out the other day and I'm extremely happy with the results....especially considering it was only about $200.

    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=63769
     
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  6. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks, Joe. I am not sure how I missed your thread from yesterday.
     
  7. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks everyone P45-175 it is!