Review Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.

Lens Overview - Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4

More than just the lens, the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens with Circular Polarizer and UV Filters Kit from Our Networks bundles the telephoto zoom with a 52mm circular polarizer filter and a 52mm UV filter.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens

Covering portrait-length to telephoto perspectives, the Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is compatible with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 90-300mm equivalent focal length range. One UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) element pairs with two aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination. Multi-coatings have also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity in harsh lighting conditions.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, this lens also features a stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus performance that benefits both stills and movie shooting. Additionally, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens provides a 90-300mm equivalent focal length range to cover a variety of telephoto perspectives.
One UHR element helps to achieve even illumination and sharpness for consistent performance throughout the aperture and zoom ranges.
A pair of aspherical elements reduces spherical aberration and distortion for increased sharpness and clarity.
Multi-coated elements help to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy.
MEGA O.I.S. compensates for camera shake in order to realize sharper photos and videos when shooting handheld.
Stepping motor provides smooth, near-silent autofocus that is compatible with Lumix cameras' high-speed contrast-detection systems.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 885170251663

Luminesque 52mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit

Combining two of the most useful filters available, Luminesque's 52mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit is well-suited to all forms of photography. Both filters are constructed from Schott optical glass and feature a 12-layer multi-coating for maintained clarity and image quality. Each filter is also set in an anodized aluminum filter ring, with the UV filter featuring a slim 3.4mm-thick profile to lessen the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses.

The UV filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight.

It is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times in order to reduce dust and moisture from reaching the front lens element and to provide additional protection in case of accidental impacts. Its 12-layer multi-coating also helps to achieve 98.2% light transmission for faithful color reproduction and contrast.

The circular polarizer filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. A circular polarizer differs from a linear polarizer in that it supports full use of a camera's autofocus and auto exposure functions.

Luminesque PRO

Constructed from Schott optical glass for maintained image quality and clarity.
A 12-layer multi-coating helps to reduce surface reflections and glare for improved contrast and color neutrality. Anodized aluminum filter rings feature a knurled top edge for easier installation and removal.

UV Slim Filter

Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight for greater image clarity.
Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others. Works as general protection filter to reduce dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching the front lens element.
12-layer multi-coating helps to realize a high light transmission rate of 98.2%. Slim filter ring incorporates front threads and measures 3.4mm-thick to lessen the likelihood of vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses.

Circular Polarizer Filter

Reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light. Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors. Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
UPC: 847628582064

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4 Latest Price



Focal Length45 to 150mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View27° to 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance35.43" / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 2.87" / 62 x 73 mm
Weight7.05 oz / 200 g

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Lens Technical

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Name Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201220192019
Mount Type Micro 4/3Leica LCanon RF
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $300$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 452424
Global 16.3057
Effective Mega Pixel 6.66674
Distorsion 0.145857
Vignetting -0.653971
Tstop 5.17529
Ac 6.38733
Vignetting Ranking 3472
Tstop Ranking 9588
Ac Ranking 3662
Pixel Depth 20.4
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.5
Sensor Format Sensor Micro43
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jul. 2012Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand PanasonicPanasonicCanon


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