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

You Pay: $269.00
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

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
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
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicLUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Silver
     
    4.3

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (26)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Durable (9)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (18)
      • Everyday (16)
      • Landscape photography (13)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Home (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (30)

      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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      4.0

      Solid Telezoom

      By Eric

      from Glencoe, IL

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      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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            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

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              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

                          Best Uses

                            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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                            4.0

                            Good Lens, Great Deal

                            By axcar

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                Bought as a package add-on with my Lumix G. The deal was phenomenal.

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                                4.0

                                Perfect micro four thirds lens

                                By PJ

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • 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 - Silver:

                                  This is a great lens for the micro four thirds system. It is small (almost the same size as the 14-42mm kit lens), lightweight and balances perfectly on my G3. The lens is so light that it can also be used on the smaller GF3 body with ease.I haven't tested the lens in daylight yet but have taken a few pics indoors. The focusing is silent but the lens can have slight trouble focusing in low light...but then this is a lens built for the great outdoors. Images produced by this lens are sharp and the bokeh is pleasing. The image stabilization is very effective as well. All in all, a perfect telephoto lens for the micro-four thirds system. And at this price, excellent value for money.

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                                  5.0

                                  Bang for your Buck!!

                                  By Jarome

                                  from Vancouver, Canada

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

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

                                    Great lens for the cost. I needed an inexpensive zoom lens and this fits the bill. Nice replacement for the kit lens. I only carry two lenses with me the 25mm Lieca and now this lens.

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                                    5.0

                                    Just love it.

                                    By Alex63

                                    from Calgary, AB

                                    Verified Buyer

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

                                    Great lens, happy that i have bought them.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Sharp and steady!

                                    By Advimm

                                    from Washington

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

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

                                      I use this les for most of my video and photography. Its sharp fast and very quiet focus is definitely an advancement that make it a perfect lens for those who are videographers.

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                                      4.0

                                      Quality Kit Lens at a Low Price

                                      By Pete

                                      from Canberra

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cheap
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Iq
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Slow In Aperture Terms

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mid-tele Function
                                      • Traveling

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

                                      Most of my photography needs are satisfied with a 'normal' zoom (I have the Pany 12-35mm f2.8) and a couple of primes (the Pany 20mm and Oly 45mm) for lower-light situations. But I wanted a small, light longer zoom to stick in the corner of my camera bag for occasional daylight tele shots (so no need for speed!).
                                      This 45-150mm fits the bill. For the price, image quality in daylight is very good, it's responsive and quick to focus, and it balances well on my Panasonic G5 and even on my Pany GX-1. The 45-150 built in image stabilisation is also a boon. It's small and light enough to not make much difference in the bag. A great example of the benefits of the micro four thirds format.
                                      Don't buy it if you need a mid-tele zoom for low light conditions.
                                      Overall, considering price versus quality, this is a great value kit lens.

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                                      4.0

                                      Nice Lens

                                      By Liz

                                      from Sacramento, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Great range
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Cannot Zoom In Video
                                      • Does Not Zoom Smoothly

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography

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

                                      I haven't had it long enough to write a comprehensive review. So far, I've used it around the house to acclamate myself and used it in a field session yesterday for the first time. I was happy to be able to capture the distant image of a railroad bridge under a street bridge, I'd say about 1.5 to 2 miles away. Have only reviewed the images in camera but was able to see clarity in the bridges at both 45 and 150mm. I also captured some railroad cars and other vehicles at a distance of 350-400 yards and could clearly read the small lettering on the side of the railroad car and the licence plate on the truck when using 150mm. Biggest drawback for me, I like to shoot video and this lens will not zoom smoothly so cannot use zoom when shooting.

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                                      1.0

                                      good price but there's dust in my copy

                                      By VT

                                      from PH

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • My Copy Has Dust Inside

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

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

                                      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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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Sharp image, beautiful colors

                                      By steve njoo

                                      from jakarta Indonesia

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Traveling

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

                                        I bought this fine lens bundled with Lumix G5 + 14-42 lenswith [$] rebate from B&H, it's a mistake not to buy. took a sunset photo using this lens at F8 long exposure, the image is crisp and sharp detail + colorfull clouds. Off course I want the prime lenses for my lumix camera, but this lens gives satisfying results for the time being.

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