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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA452004A • MFR #H-FSA45200
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 90-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Covering an impressive range of telephoto focal lengths, the Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where it provides a 90-400mm equivalent focal length range. Benefitting the lens' reach is a sophisticated optical design that includes three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for notable clarity and sharpness. Complementing the optical performance is an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilizer system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake and is also compatible with Dual I.S. for enhanced stabilization while shooting stills or video. A linear autofocus motor is also featured, for quick and quiet focusing performance, and the lens sports a splash and dustproof physical design to suit working in harsh climates.
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Overview

Covering an impressive range of telephoto focal lengths, the Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where it provides a 90-400mm equivalent focal length range. Benefitting the lens' reach is a sophisticated optical design that includes three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for notable clarity and sharpness. Complementing the optical performance is an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilizer system, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake and is also compatible with Dual I.S. for enhanced stabilization while shooting stills or video. A linear autofocus motor is also featured, for quick and quiet focusing performance, and the lens sports a splash and dustproof physical design to suit working in harsh climates.

Telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens provides a 90-400mm equivalent focal length range.
Three extra-low dispersion elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Linear autofocus motor delivers fast AF performance that is also precise, smooth, and near-silent to benefit both stills and video applications.
POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. function for increased stabilization performance.
Splash and dustproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170310780

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Specs

Focal Length45 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90 to 400mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View27° to 6.2°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.76 x 3.94" / 70 x 100 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.34" / 135.6 mm
Weight13.05 oz / 370 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.15 x 4.55 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II Reviews

not smooth zoom to focus

By Petrus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-08

not smooth zoom to focus when birding. turning the zoom ring is sturdy. like to put some oil over it. Not possible of course. at my age (80) handling the lens 370 grams is bit heavy. Power OIS is fine. At 200 mm pics are not sharp. At 45 I used it for macro with sharp results. But that's not why you buy this tele lens for. All in all it is o.k. but not really to my satisfaction. my 45-150 is smooth and gives best results. shipping with DHL is perfect. Can pay tax & duties on line with DHL facilities. Greetings from the Philippines.

Average Lens

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-17

This lens is average at the longer focal lengths. It's quick to focus but shows signs of corner softness from 150 mm to 200 mm. The center is very sharp at 45 to 150.

No weakness

By Yves
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-19

This lens has nothing extraordinary, but is very good for everything: image quality, handling, weight. I like a lot the focal range. On the net, this lens is often 'trashed', and I was reluctant to buy it. Careful testing, even at 200/5.6, shows that image quality is very good.

This is a useful and fun lens and I am sure glad I have it.

By Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-02

I would not have purchased this lens but it came bundled with my G85 camera and I am so glad it did. It stays on my camera all the time. Because of medical reasons, I can not bend at the waist, but I enjoy photographing flora and fauna. With this lens, I have been able to take hundreds of pictures that I would not have normally been able to. Also adding to the 200mm length usage is the IS. Without it, I would be tied to a tripod. I take most of my pictures handheld and without dual IS none of them would be worthwhile. I know at 200mm it is not sharp out to the edge, but the center appears sharp. It may be a little soft in the center but I can't see it.� If I based it on the lens reviewers, I would not have purchased but I am sure glad I have it.

Good image quality.

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-23

The photos this lens provides are good enough for most of my needs, and the 90-400 range is very good to have in a small, light package. and the best part, it was free as part of the G85, 12-60 combo. And having the 24-400 range covered in two small, light lenses is very good.

Fast To Focus. Ok Sharpness at the long end.

By Ken M.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-10

A good solid lens for the money.� A quick focusing lens that is very sharp below 100mm and very usable all the way up the 200mm.

Great Lens, Great Price

By Derek
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

Well Built, sharp images and seems faster than advertised

Great Lens at a Great Price

By Bernard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-20

This is the perfect addition to our camera set ups. We use 4 Panasonic GH5 camera for shoots. We needed one of the cameras to get closer to the subject. This works out great and it was in our budget. Great for nature photography too.

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