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Panasonic H-fs045200e Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S Lens

by Panasonic
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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  • Zoom lens for Panasonic DSLR Lumix G VARIO 45-200 mm f/4
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Micro 4/3 System Lens on Micro Four Thirds mount
  • 100 mm long, with 1 m closest focusing distance
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Panasonic H-fs045200e Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S Lens + Neewer 52Mm 3-Pc. Filter Kit For Nikon D40 D40X D50 D60 D70 D80 & More! + Maxsima - Battery for Panasonic DMC-GF2, GF2, G3, GX1, DMW-BLD10, DMW-BLD10E, 1030mAh BATTERY PACK. BLD10. Fully Compatible.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 7 cm ; 381 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: H-FS045200E
  • ASIN: B001KVE6TE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Dec 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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1 x Lens

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
88 of 88 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top notch kit 18 Jun 2010
By Cheatin' Jockey VINE VOICE
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I have a full frame DSLR and an Olympus PEN for travel shots; my wife has a Lumix G2 so this lens made sense for us to share.

I mention the SLR because because for those thinking of getting smaller gear instead of full size it might be relevant.

Firstly, this is quite a big lens compared to other micro 3/4rds lenses - much bigger and heavier than the kit zooms. With a reach equivalent to a 400mm in 35mm terms, this is to be expected. However, it is very well made and considering the reach the reach the actual size is not too bad.

The image quality is very good - I've read some reviews that say it lacks contrast but I don't think this is the case. So far then, on both the Pen and the G2 it scores really well.

So why 4 and not 5 stars? The OIS image stabilisation works, but not as well as the 70-300mm zoom on my Canon. At 200mm (400mm equiv. on a full frame) it's quite hard to keep it steady without high shutter speeds, which requires good light or high ISO.

Having said that it's the only game in town as far as long zooms go for micro 4/3rds; I'm glad we have a good one from Panasonic!
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The must have add on. 9 Nov 2009
The G1 is just an amazing camera, but I was a little diasspointed with the range of zoom that came with the standard lens. This is a must have lens to really make the most of the fabulous picture quality of the G1.
Great zoom (although Id still like a little more), nice, light and compact. Good optical stability on maximum zoom although in poorer light the definition is lost somewhat (though this is not necessarily a fault of the lens, it is bound to happen, just a bit of a shame).

All in all, a great lens, and a real must for anyone wanting to make the most of their G1 for anything other family snaps.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars works well with Olympus E-P1 23 April 2010
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I needed a longer focal length lens for use with my Olympus at equestrian events. This Panasonic lens appeared to offer the best value for money in the range I was looking for.
It appears to be fully compatible with the Olympus, having first remembered to disable the lens antishake device ( not required with the E-P1)
I have been very pleasantly surprised with the consistency and quality of the results, many taken at full apperture and maximum focal length.
The lens certainly meets the range of my requirements and, in my opinion, is probably the best buy!
It also appears to confirm that the entire range of Panasonic micro four thirds lenses can be used with the Olympus cameras!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So simple even an adult can use it 1 Sep 2010
I have had the Lumix G for several months and was frustrated by the lack of a longer lens. This beauty is easy and quick to fit and gives my photography a much wider range than before. Can't fault it and strongly recommend it for price, quality and ease of use.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Lens 28 Nov 2010
By guy
The definition on this lens makes it a joy to use. The image stabilisation feature allows hand holding at all focal lengths.
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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good lens! 28 Aug 2009
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Considerably heavier than the camera it's designed to work with and those with chubby fingers may have problems as the lens body comes very close to the hand grip. However, the images produced are very good and I was surprised at the quality on maximum zoom, better than similarly priced Sigma lenses for DSLRs in my opinion but then the G1 produces excellent images anyway!!! Compliments the kit 14-45 lens and the image stabilisation works well. It's worth noting that if you own a blue or red G1, the lens is only available in black AFAIK!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as you will get at this price 23 Aug 2010
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While this lens represents excellent value for money, it follows the usual pattern of compromises that effect most consumer telephoto lenses in being very sharp from the wider end in this case 45mm toward its mid point but then slowly gets softer toward 200mm end.

With this format I found that there are very few alternatives within a sensible price range that are a comparable to the cameras body using them, many alternative from Olympus and Leica are 3 or 4 times the cost of the camera body. Given the price point I think you get good value with this lens. If you are planning normal sized prints and not looking to crop too deeply at the long end its unlikely you will be dissapointed.

As with all zoom lenses there is a weakness and with this its the long end of the zoom where it is quite soft, the autofocus hunts a bit at the log end as well, again common to other similar lenses.

To sum up, Good value, effective stabilisation but nothing special optically at the long end, but unbeatable at this price.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible lense 22 Jan 2010
I bought this lens to use with my GF1 on a recent trip to South Africa and the results are amazing. I have the 20mm, 14-45mm and now this lens. I must say i rarely use the 14-45mm lens as the 20mm produces stunning images and this adds the extra range I need. When shooting RAW the photos are crisp and clear and I think even better than my brothers more expensive nikon dslr.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars worth it
As a complete novice I thought I'd be able to get by with just the14-42 mm lens , but testing on a distant castle demonstrated that I needed to get the 45-200mm also. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Miss W J Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great piece of equipment
Published 1 month ago by terryf
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well with Lumix G5
I've been using this for 2 months now with my Lumix G5. The body of the G5 holds it well. My fear was that it would tip over because of the huge lens but it didn't. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tanya
4.0 out of 5 stars Good lens
It's quite flexible but doesn't like poor light levels. Could be the way I'm using it I suppose but I've had some good pictures from it.
Published 4 months ago by K. Laurence
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really good bit of kit. I love the whole 4/3 thing with cameras. I used to hate carrying around the weight of a full blown camera. This does the job very well.
Published 6 months ago by Mr Stephen N White
5.0 out of 5 stars See comparison in Customer Images
I have just uploaded an image to 'Customer Images' of a side by side shot of a church window using this lens on a 16mp Panasonic G3 and a shot framed on an 18mp Sony HX20V to match... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Trev-R
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit!
To my admittedly inexpert eye this lens produces excellent pictures and complements the 14-42mm kit lens supplied with my G10 camera. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Robert Stark
4.0 out of 5 stars Great zoom lens
I'm pretty new to decent cameras and have only had my g3 for a few months, wasn't sure the lens was worth the money but I'm glad I bought it, great zoom and little or no loss of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by adam talbot
4.0 out of 5 stars 45-200lens
Great results for bird photography and excellent value for money. Picks out detail in bird feathers very well. Highly recommended.
Published 9 months ago by allan
5.0 out of 5 stars I used at my trip to Afrika
the same answar as the top. I got many very god Pictures af many african animals on fotosafari in Botswana
Published 12 months ago by John Skyt
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