The Panasonic Lumix G vario 45-150mm f4-5.6 lens review
I have been looking for a telephoto zoom lens to add to my travel photography kit.
I have a Panasonic Lumix GX1 which is a Micro Four Thirds Compact System Camera and the 14-42mm kit lens that came with the camera.
There are several telephoto zooms in the Panasonic Lumix G lens line up but I wanted to go for something small and light as most of my photos are taken on holidays abroad or when out walking.
So after reading up on them all and trying them out in local camera shops I decided to go for the LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. A compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens which is the equivalent of a 90-300mm on a full frame DSLR. But as you can see from the photos the lens is nice and small, light and well build and feels great and is well balanced on the Lumix GX1.
The Lumix G 45-150 is very small and perfect for travel photography. The lens measures only 73mm in length and has a weight of 200g and takes a 52mm filter size.
Maximum Aperture is F4.0(Wide) F5.6(Tele) and the Minimum Aperture is F22
The lens has Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super sharp images even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand movement and also works really well when shooting HD video.
The inclusion of a stepping motor makes focusing action smooth and near silent for use in both video and photo recording.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4-5.6 lens produces some great images that I’m really happy with. My first outing with this lens was to Wollaton Park and Hall near Nottingham here in the Uk. If Wollaton Hall looks familiar that’s because it was used for the exterior shots of Wayne Manor in Batman Dark Knight Rises.
The photos below They were all taken with my Panasonic Lumix GX1 and my new Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4-5.6 lens. So you take a look and see what you think of the results from this lens.
Coogle’s Chromecast in now on sale here in the UK for £30 at Currys PC World.
It great for watching your favourite YouTube videos on your TV but i also wanted to try out casting from the Chrome web browser on my Mac.
Here’s what it looks like when viewing and editing and playing slideshows from Google+ Photos.
This would be fantastic if you could do the same from the Google+ app on Android.