In this review, we will be comparing Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS and Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS, two Telephoto Zoom lenses by Panasonic. Both cameras have the same focal range of 45-200mm but different max apertures: Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS has a max aperture of F4-5.6 while the Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS has a max aperture of F4.0 - F5.6.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS weighs 370g, which means it is 10g (2%) lighter than the Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS which has a weight of 380g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS and Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 45-200mm and the fastest aperture of F4-5.6.