The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS is a dust and splash-proof telephoto lens suitable for sports, nature, and portrait photography. The large zoom range makes it easy to photograph an animal from a distance. Portraits can be taken from a minimum focal distance of 1 meter. The lens features image stabilization, which corrects motion blur caused by a vibrating camera when you're photographing handheld. This lens supports the Dual I.S. function, which means that, when connected to a compatible camera body, the image stabilization of both the lens and body is simultaneously used. The lens has a silent focusing motor. This minimizes lens noise while you're recording, and prevents you from startling your subject when photographing.