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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
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Initial Price: 
$600
  • ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens
  • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • 7 aperture blades
  • Multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
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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.

The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. incorporates Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in telephoto shooting or in low-lit situations without using a tripod by suppressing the blur caused by a hand shake.

When mounted on LUMIX G Micro System cameras, the LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. allows use of the advanced contrast AF system, which includes a Face Recognition function, for more convenient, more enjoyable shooting.

The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. complies with the Micro Four Thirds System, an interchangeable lens camera system that was designed and developed to optimize the characteristics of digital technology. Despite its extremely compact size and superb optical performance, this lens brings out the full capabilities of the 4/3-type image sensor, achieves smoother Live View in superb combination with camera’s body and allows a variety of unique features such as the contrast AF function of LUMIX G Micro System cameras.

7 aperture blades consists a circular aperture diaphragm and produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas even shooting at large aperture settings. This lens system uses multi-coated lens elements that reduce ghosts and flare to an absolute minimum, helping deliver a high optical performance.

Reviews

"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

Post date: 23/09/2012 - 00:00

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.

Post date: 16/12/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$600
Release Date: 
09/2010
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
AF Motor type: 
Stepping motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
100 - 300mm
Angle of view: 
12° - 4.1°
Max Magnification: 
0.42x
Lens construction: 
17 elements in 12 groups (1 ED lens)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.50m
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Optical Image Stabilizer
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
73.0mm
Length: 
126.0mm
Weight: 
520g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
67mm

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