"...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." ephotozine.com
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The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm/4.0-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.
The lens also incorporates superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity. The inclusion of stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording.
Featuring high mobility (thanks to the ultra-compact size) and a versatile zoom range of 45-150 mm (35mm camera equivalent: 90-300mm), the new LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens is suitable for impressive telephoto shot of sports or animals which are physically difficult to come close utilizing rich depth of the field.
The 7 aperture blades consists a circular aperture diaphragm and produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas even shooting at large aperture. The new lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.