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Panasonic Lumix G Vario H-FS045200 45-200 mm F/4.0-5.6 Aspherical Mega O.I.S Lens

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Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario Mega O.I.S. Lens
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Featuring both a manual focus and an automatic focus, the Panasonic Lumix H-FS045200 is useful for professional photographers and beginners alike. The Panasonic camera lens is smooth and lightweight, making it easier to hold up for long amounts of time. Users can shoot with an automatic focus for fast changing shots or use the manual focus to create artistic effects. This Panasonic camera lens includes an image stabilizer to minimize blurring at a distance when used without a tripod. Photographers can shoot long distances or close up at 3.3 ft with the Panasonic Lumix H-FS045200. This telephoto camera lens provides clear shots in low-light environments as well as high-color shots with minimum aberrations. Additionally, this telephoto camera lens features seven aperture blades to smooth out focus. The Panasonic Lumix H-FS045200 also features multi-coated lenses to provide clarity and reduce the risks of ghosts or flares. This lens is compatible with most Panasonic cameras.

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UPC0037988988358, 037988988358, 5025232488292

Lens System
TypeAspheric, Image Stabilization, Telephoto, Wide Angle
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthZoom
Focal Length (mm)45-200 mm
ApertureF/3.5-5.6, F/4.0-5.6
Min Aperture22

Compatible BrandPanasonic
Camera TechnologyDigital

Diameter2.8 inch
Weight13.4 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID99698351

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Created: 12/05/11

Good value for a useful telephoto range at reasonable quality

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Pros: reduced size and weight, useful zoom range, good image quality up to about 150mm, well constructed. Cons: images become slightly soft at 200mm, maximum aperture of f/4.0-5.6 isn't particularly fast. Detailed review: This lens packs a lot in a small package. At full telephoto, the image stabilization absolutely shines. The wide end of the range is useful for portrait work, although the modest maximum aperture is somewhat limiting. Image quality: For the most part, image quality is good. Out-of-focus background areas appear smooth and undistracting. On my Panasonic Lumix G1, I haven't had any problems with color fringing or geometric distortion. However, Olympus cameras don't automatically correct these like Panasonic cameras do, so I cannot say whether this lens will perform the same on an Olympus camera. Sharpness: From the wide end to the middle of the zoom range, images are generally sharp at most apertures. However, at the telephoto end, images are distinctly soft. Stopping down to f/8.0 helps slightly. There is still enough detail for small- and medium-size prints, but large prints and highly cropped images will suffer. Construction: Build quality is as I've come to expect from Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds lenses: a reassuringly solid plastic barrel with a metal mount. The zoom and focus rings are easy to reach and turn smoothly. The zoom ring turns a little easily for my taste, but it does not feel sloppy and I have never seen it "creep" during use. I haven't noticed any play in the lens barrel when extended either. Summary: I'm happy with my purchase and I'm excited to get to know this lens better. It's a great choice to extend beyond the range of the 14-45mm or 14-42mm kit zooms. Though discerning users might be slightly disappointed by the softness at 200mm, it's still a great value and very capable at its size and weight.

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Created: 02/06/11

Nice Zoom Lens

I wanted a longer zoom lens for my Panasonic Lumix G1 camera, so I bought this Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens from a dealer on Ebay. I used a bunch of Ebay Bucks, so that made it an even better deal. The lens was new, untouched, never been removed from its original packing box when I got it. I have to say that its performance is spectacular. It works flawlessly. I like to take pictures of wildlife and this brings the shot right up to the subject without it being frightened off. Realize that this lens is the equivalent of a 90-400mm lens in 35mm terms, so the zoom range is impressive. The internal auto focus works very well, and the manual focus mode is easy. The automatic stability (Mega OIS) mode makes it possible for me to take clear pictures while zoomed all the way in without a tripod. It also works well with my Manfrotto monopod, which was also an Ebay deal, but that's another story. While this lens is of course bigger than the zoom lens that came with the camera, it it still a very reasonable size, considering its capabilities. I can't think of a single thing that I don't like about it.

The dealer shipped it quickly. The dealer later offered me an extended warranty at additional cost, but I did not take him up on it, because I take care of my equipment and will not need it. I'm very happy with this Ebay deal.

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Created: 08/11/12

Micro Four Thirds telephoto best buy

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Bought this zoom lens on eBay for my Panasonic DMC-GF3 camera and took it to the race track. Detail is amazing, and the 200mm zoom (equivalent to 400mm with 35mm cameras) allowed for close-up shots of the cars in the pit stops from the top of the stands. Video performance was also very good. Autofocus could be slightly faster for high speed action like races, though. The size of the lens is significantly larger than my pancake lenses, but significantly smaller than the equivalent DSLR zoom. When fully zoomed to 200mm (which is a manual zoom), it is very long and its weight has to be supported since the camera itself is tiny by comparison. For the price (around $200), it is an excellent value and I would recommend it to other Micro Four Thirds users who need a telephoto lens for cheap.

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Created: 05/02/13

I am totally happy, would recommend this lens for its value.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

- Why I bought it - for places like the LA Zoo, where the animals are far away.
- What I like most about it - the range, the sharpness, and clarity for the price I paid.
- What I dislike about it - the f/4.0 aperture is some what limiting, but again, the price. :-)
- Whether or not I would buy the product again is a yes, because as a non-professional this lens meets the need of an amateur. I paid $207 for this lens new including shipping. Could not go wrong.

Got some great pictures of a hummingbird from some 30 ft away on automatic handheld. I have a Panasonic Lumix G3.

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Created: 09/03/11

Great Lens with large focal range

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought mine used. The price new is a bit high but typical for the Panasonic - Leica lenses. It is a very nice size for the focal range and is fast enough at f/5.6 at the long end. It has the switch to engage the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) or to have it off. The latter should be used when using a tripod. It is light enough in weight and makes a great second lens to have with the Panasonic micro 4/3rds bodies.

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