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Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black

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Product Highlights

  • Fits All Panasonic Lumix G Cameras
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 90-300mm Equivalency
  • MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization
  • Stepping Motor Focus
  • Compact and Light-weight Body
  • Two Aspherical Lenses
  • Multi-coated Optics
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The LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black from Panasonic is a versatile medium zoom range lens designed for the Panasonic Lumix G series DSLM (Mirrorless) cameras and is especially functional when shooting video with your camera. With a 35mm format equivalency of 90-300mm, it is a great lens to have for shooting nature, kids at play, street shots and portraits. For its extensive zoom range it comes in a compact, light-weight body that is easily carried and installed on your G series camera.

The lens is comprised of 12 optical elements in 9 groups with one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and two aspherical lenses to minimize distortion and heighten sharpness. The seven aperture blades produce smooth, attractive out-of-focus areas and a multi-coated lens element allows light to pass more directly to the sensor, which reduces flaring.

The Lumix G Vario 45-150mm includes a stepping motor system which makes the focusing action smoother and almost silent which is ideal when shooting video, as you want the smooth focus transitions and do not want to record a zooming sound on top of your recorded audio. The inner focus system of this lens produces excellent resolution and contrast and utilizes the high-speed, high-precision Contrast Auto Focus system when used with the Lumix G Micro System line of cameras. Also incorporated into this lens is Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. which is an optical image stabilizer that neutralizes the effect of camera shake when shooting in low light or with high zoom.

90-300mm equivalent focal length provides medium zoom range for everyday photo and video shooting.
MEGA O.I.S. offers optical image stabilization for sharp images in high zoom or low light situations.
A Stepping Motor focusing action provides smooth and silent auto-focus, ideal for shooting video.
This compact zoom lens is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups including 2 aspherical elements and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive) element.
Compatible with the full line of Lumix G series cameras.
Performance
Focal Length 45 - 150mm
Comparable Focal Length: 90 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 22
Minimum: f/5.6 - 22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 27° - 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.0' (.91 m)
Magnification 0.17x
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 2.87" (62 x 73 mm)
Weight 7.1 oz (201 g)
Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black
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    PanasonicLUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver
     
    4.3

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (33)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Durable (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (19)
      • Everyday (16)
      • Landscape photography (13)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (36)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A real bargain

      This is an excellent mid-range telephoto. Light and compact and balances nicely on my GX1. The lens is sharp and if it were any faster it would not be so light and compact. ...Read complete review

      This is an excellent mid-range telephoto. Light and compact and balances nicely on my GX1. The lens is sharp and if it were any faster it would not be so light and compact. I can live with the slowness in exchange for something I will actually carry around for a travel lens. At the moment the silver version is 20% less than the black lens and is a real bargain at this price. Sample photos are at 45 and 150mm

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good price but there's dust in my copy

      i got this lens as part of the panasonic dmc-g5 bundle, but unfortunately, while the lens looks nice and the zoom range is very useful, the copy i received has dust stuck inside,...Read complete review

      i got this lens as part of the panasonic dmc-g5 bundle, but unfortunately, while the lens looks nice and the zoom range is very useful, the copy i received has dust stuck inside, sticking on the rear lens element. i initially intended to return this lens but unfortunately, i have shipped this lens and the camera outside of the U.S., so i will end up spending more on shipping it back. i hope my next purchases here will result in items that are well inspected for defects like dust and scratches before shipment.

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      5.0

      We Love It And Would Recommend It!

      By Mamma of 3

      from Tuscola, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

        We just had a College Graduation and Christmas, so we used our Panasonic Camera and Zoom Lens for pictures. They turned out so crystal clear! Wonderful pictures and even better memories!

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        So lightweight !!!

        By run

        from Israel

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Cost Just The Price
        • Small and lightweight

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Candid Portraits Family

        Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

        This lens is my favorit when I travel with family ,I use it almost only outside beceause you need some disatance between you and the subject. I cannt say it is the sharpest of my lenses but sharpness is not the most important thing , fun is the most important!!! Portraits are easy with this lense although the background is not so blured due to small aperture.My friend had a 45-200mm lumix and it is so big!!! mine is small and light.I love it

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great little lightweight lens

        By Nick

        from Perth Western Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

          Excellent zoom and good image quality for the price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A much nicer lens than I expected

          By Maaku

          from Jupiter,fl

          Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver:

          I purchased this to go with my Gx7 , It matches the kit lens perfectly, , the plastic is a very nice chrome .It's very well made for the money. Focuses very quickly and the stabilization seems to work fine. It's really sharp, surprisingly,soVery compact, It's a great deal for under $.

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          5.0

          Amazing for the price

          By Roc889

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

            The Lumix 45-150mm f4 is super compact and very light. Lengthwise it is long as the Canon 50mm F1.4. Extremely compact for a 300mm field-of-view (equivalent). It works amazingly well on my Olympus OM-D E-M10. Fast AF. There is no on-off switch on the lens for stabilization as with other Panasonic's. It really made no difference. Stabilization was controlled automatically by the camera body. AF during video was completely silent and fast. Manual focus was a joy. Very smooth.In my brief tests (I've only had it 10 days) I noticed that at 45mm and wide open (F4) sharpness is good except in the lower left corner where it is a bit smeary and lacking definition. At 45mm sharpness improves markedly by F6.3.At 100mm optimum sharpness is at F5.6 and decreases from there to F7.1.At 150mm sharpness is excellent across the field. Best performance is wide open (F5.6) to F8. Onwards from F8 the diffraction effect lessens sharpness. Considering that field-of-view at 150mm for this format is the equivalent of 300mm on full-frame performance wide open was amazing. Truly excellent. There is a good review of this lens at photozone.de for the more curious. As I said the only shortcomings of this lens are at the widest zoom setting of 45mm and is easily corrected by an aperture of F6.3. Otherwise it is remarkable.

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            4.0

            Probably a great lens

            By d9c9

            from LA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

              Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver:

              I ordered this lens to use with my BMDPCC it has image stabilization but it's controlled by the camera which the Black Magic Design Pocket Cinema Camera cannot do. Using the BMDPCC hand held with this lens with the BMDPCC's 3X crop factor it was hard to get a steady shot when using the zoom with out a tripod.

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              5.0

              Fine introductory Superzoom

              By Dan

              from Wellington, New Zealand

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portrait
                • Travel

                Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver:

                I bought a Panasonic GX7 as a "fun" alternative to lugging around my Canon 7D when out and about. Because I thought the kit 14-42mm might be a bit limited I ordered the 14-150mm.

                Some people have said that it's too soft at the long end. I'm am enthusiast, so it'll do for until I can afford something faster like the 35-100mm f2.8. The attached photos give some idea of what you might expect hand-held at maximum zoom. I only had my first play real today, so it's possible that the photos might get sharper with more experience with the camera

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                4.0

                Great 90-300mm Performance for Micro 4:3

                By Bill

                from Lyndhurst

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                    Bought this lens to replace my Olympus 40-150. Compared to my copy of the Olympus this lens appears to be a little sharper at the short & long end. But the difference is nothing major. Build wise this lens is better than the Olympus and feels nicer in your hand. Lens looks expensive and has a metal mount. The zoom ring & manual focusing rings turn very smoothly & it has no zoom creep. If your primary body is a 5 axis Olympus camera & you can live with the looks & built of the Olympus 40-150 buy it. I would rather paid the difference in price for the better construction alone. If this lens has some macro cabalities it would be a home run. But you can't have it all.

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                    5.0

                    All around very nice lens

                    By Woodak

                    from NY

                    Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                    Sharp and has beautiful clarity.. No complaints.

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                    4.0

                    Solid Telezoom

                    By Eric

                    from Glencoe, IL

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Limited F Stop

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

                    Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                    Works well with an OM-D EM1. Better construction than the Olympus equivalent. Metal mount.

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                    4.0

                    small, sharp, well-built, and a bit slow

                    By Steve

                    from Smmamish, WA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                      I have had this lens only for a month. Love it so far. I own many other long pro lenses from the DSLR days (mostly Nikon). This lens is impressively small and light weight, yet still quite sharp. The hard plastic body is solid.

                      I wish it was a f/2.8 lens. But then it won't be as small even for a MFT lens.

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                      5.0

                      Lovin' it!

                      By Sofia

                      from Berkeley, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                          Having a great time with this lens - I'm a hobbyist and I'm enjoying using it on landscape & family photography.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent lens

                          By mem

                          from North Carolina

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                            This lens is very useful to have with the mirror less camera. It is my staple lens and I leave it on the camera all the time.

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                            5.0

                            Tiny, inexpensive 90-300mm (equivalent)

                            By Joe

                            from Napa Valley

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                              This lens is fabulous! It is very small, has a great zoom range, and costs way less than you'd expect. When I go out with my G5 and my 14-45 and 45-90 zooms I'm ready for most shooting situations with minimal bulk and weight.

                              Panasonic has hit one out of the park with this combo!

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                              4.0

                              Nice lens for the price.

                              By Sicterricter

                              from Nevada

                              Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                              I've only had the lens a couple of weeks and have enjoyed using it so far. It's a nice telephoto zoom and it's good to cover the longer end where my primes can't reach. I guess the only thing is it would be nice if it was a bit faster but at the price I understand why it's not.

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                              4.0

                              GREAT ZOOM LENS

                              By altafbusal

                              from New York

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Studio

                                Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                                I bought this lens two weeks ago and already loving it.

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                                4.0

                                Inexpensive Zoom

                                By Chuck

                                from Hampton, NH

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Small

                                Cons

                                • Minimum F4

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                                I always desire the best of everything but finances always get in the way. This lens is great for the money. It does everything I expected but it's a little slow. I'd like faster, but faster means bigger diameter lenses, more glass, more polishing, I understand. I have a hard time justifying more money for one lens than I spent on the camera. That said, this lens works great as long as there's plenty of light. Most of my telephoto shots are outside during the day so, I am more than satisfied with this purchase.

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                                4.0

                                Great lens for the price

                                By peweg8

                                from CO

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Sharp Small Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                                  Considering the good build quality, good sharpness, and price, this lens is a bargain. At all but the longest focal length (150mm) this lens is quite sharp. I'm not seeing issues with CA or too much distortion. It's really small considering the range it covers; much more so than the 45-200. I love that it comes with a lens hood. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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                                  4.0

                                  Compact size and decent sharpness

                                  By mfd14534

                                  from Rochester NY

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Black:

                                    This is a very practical lens for the m4/3 system. It is reasonably priced, compact and gives very good image quality wide open.

                                    I also own the Panasonic 45-200mm lens and this lens is smaller and sharper.

                                    If I could change anything about this lens, I would put an OIS switch on it and include a lens pouch.

                                    This lens is a keeper!

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                                    4.0

                                    Good lens

                                    By Erik

                                    from Stockholm, Sweden

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver:

                                          Very easy to use and good quality.
                                          Takes sharp and clear pictures.

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