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Panasonic H-FS45150K Lumix G Series Lens (Black)

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  • Ultra compact, light weight, 45-150(90-300mm) telephoto zoom lens
  • In-lens stabilizer offers steady framing when telephoto shooting MEGA O.I.S.
  • High-speed and silent Auto Focus captures decisive moments Inner focus system
  • 2 Aspherical lenses
  • High reflex rate UHR lens realized high optical performance and compact size/light weight
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Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B009SGB3KS
  • Item model number: H-FS45150K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2012

Product Description

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Compact, lightweight telephoto zoom covers 300mm, 45-150 f/4.0-5.6. MFT

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Really good image quality.
Amazon Customer
It has a metal mount unlike the 14-42mm kit lens and a brushed metal feel to the lens barrel unlike the cheap plasticy feel of the kit lens.
JJG
The lens is a great companion to the 14-42 kit lens included with many Panasonic cameras.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

125 of 126 people found the following review helpful By JJG TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 7, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
If I could give this lens 4 1/2 stars I would since it isn't without a couple of small flaws. When considering build quality, size, function, image resolution, and price it is deserving of 5 stars.

Build:
The build quality is excellent for a lens at this price. It has a metal mount unlike the 14-42mm kit lens and a brushed metal feel to the lens barrel unlike the cheap plasticy feel of the kit lens. I've played around with the Olympus 40-150mm lens which sells for a little less than the Panasonic 45-150mm. The Olympus in comparison has a plastic mount and a very cheap plasticy feel.

Size:
The Panasonic 45-150mm lens is very compact for a telephoto zoom with stabilization. The lens diameter is the same as the 14-42mm kit lens and it's length is only a centimeter longer which is astonishing. My Nikon 70-300mm lens in comparison is twice as long and almost 4 times the weight as the Panasonic 45-150mm. Compactness is a major selling feature with the Micro 4/3's system and this lens is the best telephoto zoom for allowing you to maintain that compactness. When comparing other Micro 4/3's, the Panasonic 45-200mm lens in is roughly 3cm longer than the 45-150mm and the Olympus 40-150mm is a centimeter longer.

Function:
The lens is designated with an HD basically saying that it is designed to work well when shooting videos. I haven't shot any videos yet with it but I can say that the zoom is very smooth and the focusing is near silent which is necessary when shooting videos. The smooth zooming is a huge improvement over the choppy zoom of the 14-42mm kit lens and much smoother than the Olympus 40-150mm as well. The stabilization is also designed to work continuously when shooting videos which is unlike my Nikon 70-300mm VR lens.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A. Gray on April 5, 2013
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This is a truly fantastic lens. It is small, compact, light weight, and sharp! I previously used the Panasonic 45-200, and immediately sold it after trying this lens. Despite having 50mm less reach, the compact size and improved optics make it the better of the two. And that's saying a lot -- the Panasonic 45-200mm lens is a great lens itself.

The lens is a great companion to the 14-42 kit lens included with many Panasonic cameras. With the two you'll be able to meet most of your outdoor photography needs. And if you really want a longer reach (for bird photography, for example), then adding the Panasonic 100-300mm will give you a complete package.
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Joel Schopp VINE VOICE on August 8, 2013
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Overall this lens has OK performance at a bargain basement price. There aren't other alternatives in micro 4/3 telephoto lenses that are much better, and they are almost all more expensive. But bad competition doesn't mean this is actually a good lens.

The Good:

It's compact, lightweight, inexpensive, has a metal mount, and has in lens optical stabilization. The focusing is fast and silent making it pretty decent for shooting video (hence the HD designation). The distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration are all excellent. It includes a lens hood that fits on both forwards for photos and backwards for storage. The lens cap has center squeeze points so you can easily remove the lens cap while the lens hood is on.

The Bad:

Sharpness is not very good. I'd suggest going to dxomark or ephotozine and looking at the test results. In my experience they bear out with what I'm seeing with the lens. Basically at 45mm it is a little less sharp than either of the 14-42mm or 14-45mm kit lenses are at 42/45mm. So you don't want to use it unless you need more reach. Which brings me to the 150mm sharpness. It can only be described, depending on your point of view, as mediocre or poor. At 150mm it is a bit more sharp at f/8 than at f5.6. But even comparing the f/8 sharpness it is still significantly less sharp than it was at 45mm, which is less sharp than the 14-42/45 kit lenses were, and keep in mind the kit lenses are significantly less sharp than any of the prime lenses including the Panasonic 14mm/20mm/25mm/45mm or the Olympus 45mm/75mm. It is just not sharp zoomed in to 150mm.

The light transmission on this lens is 5.2TStops, which is quite bad. It means you will be jacking up your iso a lot more than normal.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Idaea on March 14, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This lens is my first m4/3 telephoto lens, as I purchased it bundled with my new Panasonic G5. The lens itself is incredibly compact, only a few millimeters longer than the stock 14-42 lens. It has a nice purple sheen that makes it stand out from my camera, and it looks absolutely beautiful to hold.

The lens, given the micro four thirds limitations, does not perform well in low light, and a sunny day is necessary to bring out its potential, but given the right conditions this lens is incredibly sharp and has a decent bokeh. The sharpness does drop off from about 120-150mm, but not horribly.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John West on April 26, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The mount is metal and feels good connecting to the body, the lens is smooth in movement and quick working with the autofocus. I had an Oly E-PL2 with Oly 40-150 and was pretty pleased, but as good as it was I prefer the Panasonic as it just feels smoother when using. I received this lens when I upgraded my E-PL2 for a Panasonic DMC-G5, the body had the non-PZ Vario 14-42mm lens. Super deal and the two have seen duty on several outings already. I love the near perfect overlap of these two lenses together. If your going for a walk you can shoot everything with this lens, from close up (focusable at 3ft to infinity) as a 90mm traditional lens all the way out to 300mm. (check into the way micro 4/3rd lenses are actually a 2x equivalent to the traditional 35mm standard most of us grew up with.) Anyway, I love this lens, sure there may be better lens available for more $ but again for the price this is a very serviceable lens.
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