9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good lens in a nice package,
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The best lens is the one you have on your camera when photo opportunity arises. This lens is very compact (smaller than it appears) so that you can literally slip it your coat pocket (with GF3) and take it anywhere. You can get a lot of candid "street shots." I read that the Panasonic 45-200mm is just as good and cheaper but it appears a lot heavier.
I updated the firmware (with GF3) right from the beginning and never have problem with diplopia (double images) at the reported "trouble" shutter speeds (1/100, 1/160, 1/200).
I'm a "plane spotter", shooting photos of fast-moving airplanes. I usually shoot with the Canon 70-200mm II f/2.8 IS, which is razor sharp. But sometimes when my shoulders start to protest (70-200mm is heavy), I use the GF3 + 45-175X. If the Canon 70-200mm is a "10", I would say that the 45-175X is probably a "8".
I highly recommend it as a travel and take anywhere lens.