Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS

  • m4/3 coverage
  • autofocus 
  • internal focusing
  • Mega OIS optical image stabilization
  • 16 elements in 13 groups, 3 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 3.3' (1m) minimum focus, 1:2.3 magnification ratio
  • 3.94" (100mm) long, 2.76" (70mm) diameter
  • 13.4 ounces (380g) weight
  • included lens hood, storage bag
  • Model Number H-FS045200


Thom's Mini Review: Inexpensive. This lens was the biggest surprise of the bunch for me. Optically it delivers very good performance for a low-cost telephoto. Yes, there's some vignetting and corner softness, but I've used this lens successfully on safari for close ups of animals and didn't find those things to be a real problem. The lens' mediocre aperture specs do hurt low light use of the m4/3 bodies, though. You'd be much better off with a fast prime in low light, but unfortunately there are none (you could use a converter with a third-party lens). Optical stabilization on lens selectable by switch. Good build quality. Recommended


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