Last Updated (26 April’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS is a versatile zoom range lens that compatible with Panasonic Lumix G series DSLM (Mirrorless) cameras. It offers a zoom range of 45-150 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm) with construction that consists of 12 elements in 9 groups including one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and two aspherical lenses to minimize distortion and increase sharpness. It has angle of view from 27° to 8.2° with minimum focusing distance up to 3.0′ (0.91 m), 0.17x of magnification, and 7 diagram blades, including 52 mm of Filter Size. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) Approx. 2.44 x 2.87″ (62 x 73 mm) and weight 7.1 oz (201 g).
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Reviews
Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS and writes;
“Although the optical performance of this lens may not be up to the lofty heights of some other Micro Four thirds lenses, especially at 150mm, the low price and good features still make this a decent value choice, especially for those after a compact telephoto lens on a budget as sharpness is good to excellent throughout the zoom range in the centre, build quality and handling are excellent too.”
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Sample Photos
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS User Manual (PDF)
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Features
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS offers an ultra-compact size and light weight body that is easily carried and installed on the Panasonic Lumix G series DSLM (Mirrorless) cameras. While with a 35mm format equivalency of 90-300mm, makes it a great lens for shooting nature, kids at play, street shots and portraits. This lens also equipped with an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-light conditions by reducing the blur caused by a hand-shake.
There is an inner focus system which produces excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity, while a stepping motor system allows the focusing action smoother and almost silent which is ideal when shooting video. The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS lets user to take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision Contract AF (Auto Focus) System when use this lens on the Lumix G Micro System line of cameras.
The construction of Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS lens that consists of 12 elements in nine groups, one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and two aspherical lenses, allowing the lens achieves uniform sharpness from the center to the corners for high optical performance. In addition, the 7 aperture blades produce an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas, while a multi-coated lens element reduces ghost and flare.
+ Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (2 aspherical lenses , 1 UHR lens)
+ Nano Surface Coating: Yes
+ Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
+ Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
+ Focal Length: f=45-150mm (35mm camera equivalent 90-300mm)
+ Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
+ Maximum Aperture: F4.0
+ Minimum Aperture: F22
+ Closest Focusing Distance: 0.9m / 3.0ft
+ Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.17x / 0.35x (35mm camera equivalent)
+ Diagonal Angle of View: 27°(Wide) to 8.2°(TELE)
+ Filter Size: 52mm / 2.0in
+ Max. Diameter: 62mm / 2.4in
+ Overall Length: Approx. 73mm / 2.9in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
+ Weight: Approx. 200g / 7.1oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
+ Standard Accessories: Lens cap, Lens hood, Lens rear cap