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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS
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Initial Price: 
$450
  • Electric-powered zoom operation
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System
  • 2 ED lenses
  • Metal mount
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS

Overview

Description by Panasonic:

It's a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-PS45175) with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand “X” for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard. Crystallizing Panasonic's optical technologies, new premium lens brand “X” features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.

The industry’s first adoption of Multi-Actuator Floating Inner Focus System* which controls 3 lens groups separately by the individual actuator achieves downsizing in both size and weight. It also achieves high descriptive performance for resolution and contrast at entire zoom range 45-175mm (35mm camera equivalent: 90-350mm) without changing the overall length.In addition, the lens system features the inclusion of 2 ED lenses, which suppress chromatic aberration, contributing to high descriptive performance at entire zoom range.

Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear image with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.15 second**. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 20% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm /F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.

Reviews

"The Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is a good albeit not superb telephoto zoom lens as some might have hoped from its "X" designation. The delivered resolution is decent across the image field and the focal length. The lens suffers from a relatively high degree of lateral CAs - despite two extra low dispersion lenses - which is mainly a problem for Olympus users whereas the auto-correction can cope with this issue on Panasonic cameras.

Post date: 01/04/2012 - 12:56

"The new Panasonic Lumix X 45-175mm Zoom lens, is a new telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds range of cameras, that is just 90mm long with internal focus and interal power zoom.

Post date: 09/10/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$450
Release Date: 
08/2011
DXO Mark Score
Transmission: 
5.2 TStop
Distortion: 
0.30%
Vignetting: 
-0.8 EV
Chr. aberration: 
14.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
45 - 175mm
Angle of view: 
27° - 7.1°
Max Magnification: 
0.2x / 0.4x (35mm camera equivalent)
Lens construction: 
14 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses , 2 ED lens)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.90m
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Optical Image Stabilizer
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
61.0mm
Length: 
90.0mm
Weight: 
210g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
46mm

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