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Panasonic H-PS45175E-K Lumix G X VARIO 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH. Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens


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  • New Premium Lens Brand “X” From LUMIX G Micro System
  • The World's First Digital Interchangeable Power Zoom Lens
  • Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System and Lens Construction
  • Light Speed AF and Shortened Shutter Time Lag
  • Nano Surface Coating Technology for Dramatic Reduction of Ghost and Flare
  • POWER O.I.S.

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm ; 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: H-PS45175E-K
  • ASIN: B005JSC3H6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

It's a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand “X” for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, new premium lens brand “X” features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

The industry’s first adoption of Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System* which controls 3 lens groups separately by the individual actuator achieves downsizing in both size and weight. It also achieves high descriptive performance for resolution and contrast at entire zoom range 45-175mm (35mm camera equivalent: 90-350mm) without changing the overall length.In addition, the lens system features the inclusion of 2 ED lenses, which suppress chromatic aberration, contributing to high descriptive performance at entire zoom range.

Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear image with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.15 second**. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 20% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm /F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S..***

* For a digital interchangeable lens as of August 26, 2011./ ** The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to ""2m"" from ""infinity"" position at wide-end. Panasonic measurement method. ****/ *** Measured with DMC-GF3. The time required to start exposure after the shutter button is fully pressed after the lens position is moved from “infinity” to “2m” at wide-end. ****/ **** The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.

Box Contains

Lens cap
Lens rear cap
Lens storage bag
Lens hood

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Craybut on 24 Oct 2011
I took a risk buying this as early comments from pixel peepers looked discouraging. I only shoot stills and had bought into the G2 system to use when my D300 system was just too heavy. My D300 with its 18-200mm and Sigma 10-20mm totals 1970gms. I had intended to as near as possible replicate this set up on the G2 using their 14-140 lens, but was surprised to find that at 458gms it was only 20% lighter than Nikon's 18-200mm and felt pretty top heavy on the G2. It was also nearly £150 more expensive than the Nikon lens. So I went for the 14-45, (150gms) which seemed to have better reviews than the 14-42, and I'm delighted with it. The 45-200 was my next thought, but again, I was surprised to see how heavy it was at 381gms. I tried the much lighter Olympus 45-150, (190gms) and while it was excellent I found that because it has no IS, I was unable to get sharp enough results, so I returned it.
So I was just about to order the 45-200 when I found out about the 45-175. It's expensive, but at 207gms it's 45% of the weight of the 45-200. So far I can only say it's wonderful. Don't be put off by reviews that say it's a power zoom only - it will also zoom manually - and very smoothly - and without lens creep. I am more than satisfied with the image quality. It isn't a Nikon 24-70, but then neither is the Nikon 18-200. It balances beautifully on the camera, especially because the lens moves internally, so doesn't lengthen when you zoom.
I probably won't get the other new Power X lens, the 14-42, because I find it helps me to have just enough weight in the camera to prevent camera shake when I press the shutter. But please Panasonic, bring out a lightweight wide angle Power zoom - I'll be at the front of the queue.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anthony Green on 4 July 2012
Brilliant powered lense uses an internally zoomed system so no dust is not carried back in to the housing, nice balanced size as you have not got the weight of the zoom, overall so practically built.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Nobbs on 18 Jan 2013
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good quality pictures, easy to use and lightweight weight. the best feature is the internal focusing mechanism which means the lens does not get longer as you focus and there is no lens creep. all the automatic features work, a quality piece of kit
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By SO8 on 14 Sep 2012
I bought this to go with a GX1. I have, so far, been really impressed. It is really, really light, very sharp and on my camera shows no signs of any issues mentioned elsewhere re IS. It does not extend and zooms internally. Zoom via the camera or the lens in traditional way is nice + the focus locks on really quickly.

Build is excellent - even though it is light and I saw no reason to go for the larger 45-200 zoom ... This lens seems really well suited to the GX1 and together with the 14-42 I think I have an ideal combination. I have tended to use this lens on the camera with the LVF2 viewfinder as I am used to a big SLR ... but there is no reason no to use it without as the lens is so light and easy to use.

I definitely recommend the lens ... it has been an eye opener for quality given it's size compared to 'normal' SLR lenses - most of which won't cover a 35mm equivalent of 90-350mm that this lens gives !
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. PASQUINI on 25 Oct 2011
Before I start, I dunno if it's only a problem with my lens or a conception problem.
This lens has a big problem with the stabilizer: a focal length of 175mm must speeds below 1/400", and with a maximum aperture to f/5.6,I'll let you judge for its ability to take pictures in cloudy weather even at 1600 ISO .
It's a shame because in terms of design, it is a real success: it is compact and lightweight, the zoom motor is a real find and its optical quality is very acceptable.
Fixing the hood is not pleasant because it's rubbing plastic against plastic.
If a solution is found for the stabilizer then it probably deserves four stars.

I made a new test with GH2 and the new lens firmware 1.1: the stabilizer is working, accordingly I change my rating from 1 to 4 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr A Mitchell on 3 July 2013
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does what it says on th tin, excelent VFM. Used first time on holiday with great results. The clarity of focus was very impressive and with OIS, picture sharpness was perfect.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Frank on 8 May 2012
The X power zoom lenses from Panasonic have been found to have what's generally referred to be "the stabilization problem". The problem manifests itself in photos taken at shutter speeds between about 1/60s to 1/200s, pretty much all over the zoom ranges but more observable at the long ends. Most apparent would be with subjects at 6-12 metres distances where high contrast edges (such as those found in printed black texts on white backgrounds) will show a double image or blurred effect on pixel peeping. Interestingly, this mostly goes away at higher and lower speeds. I was able to get much sharper images (sharp at the single pixel level on a 16MP sensor, i.e. the best the camera could do) at 1/30s for instance with OIS on. I think the reason is more with M4/3 camera shutter implementations than with these lenses. The M4/3 shutter systems are awfully badly damped and the front shutter has to close then open before an exposure. This closing action creates a resonance which upsets the lighter OIS and perhaps focusing elements in these lenses for a short time, causing these problems. At higher shutter speeds, this shake is frozen at the image and at lower shutter speeds this short shock is generally overwhelmed by the information from the longer exposure. This lens is wonderful if you know how to use it. At 1/30s the OIS gives you over 3 stops of stabilization so just avoid the middle speeds and you are fine. One day M4/3 cameras will hopefully have electronic front shutter options and by then these lenses will be regarded as superb.
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