Overview

Description by Panasonic:

The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. offers a long zoom range of 100-300mm (35mm camera equivalent: 200-600mm) while achieving minimum distortion and chromatic aberration by implementing advanced lens system including an ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens.

Specifications
Initial Price: 
$600
Release Date: 
09/2010

Panasonic 100-300/4-5.6 Lumix G Vario review by Ming Thein: Among the blinds, this is the one-eyed king of m43 super tele zoom lenses.

"So what’s the 100-300 useful for? To be honest, I bought it out of curiosity and the lack of a telephoto solution for any of my other systems. It’s actually a pretty good option for reach in a pinch, especially when you’re not sure you’re going to need it – and don’t want to carry around a large 300, 400 or 500mm supertelephoto. The combination of lens and OM-D doesn’t occupy much space in the bag at all. Aside from slightly reduced optical quality and a slower aperture, the biggest . . . read more

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. Review @ Photography blog

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S

100-300mm translates to 200-600mm in 35mm equivalent terms. Thats some serious zoom reach.

 

"The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. lens offers virtually silent focusing. In use, we have also found the system surprisingly quick on the DMC-GH2, though not quite as zippy as the GH2 and 14-140mm lens combo. With the focus mode on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 set to AFC, the lens tracked moving subjects well. . . . read more

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