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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
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  • Moisture and dust sealed metal body and mount
  • Ultra ED (UED)
  • POWER O.I.S
  • Nano Surface Coating (NSC)
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount

 

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S
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Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S

Overview

Description by Panasonic:

  • Professional grade X Series 35-100mm F2.8 telephoto zoom lens
  • Moisture and dust sealed metal body and mount
  • Ultra ED (UED) chromatic aberration reduction glass
  • POWER O.I.S with near silent drive optimized for video and still capture
  • Premium extra-low refractive index Nano Surface Coating (NSC)

The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100 (H-HS35100) represents a next step in digital interchangeable telephoto zoom lens design for LUMIX G Series cameras. Its constant F2.8 zoom is suitable for professionals and enthusiasts capturing a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscapes to available light and studio lit portraits, to high-speed sports action. Combine with the new Lumix GH3Body and LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35 F2.8 lens for a complete package to meet the needs of today's most demanding professional multimedia photographers.

X Series Design
Panasonic's long time collaboration with Leica inspired a uniquely LUMIX in-house design for a premium lens series exclusively for LUMIX G Series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. With the X Series Lenses, LUMIX is blending its own unique mix of broadcast video and advanced mirrorless camera technologies into a premium lens line. In several X Series models LUMIX blended forward looking features like advanced near silent Power Zoom (PZ Models) and advanced POWER O.I.S. support for improved video capture. The 35-100mm X lens features a professional grade constant aperture in a compact sealed body design suitable for professional studio and event photography, as well as sports action. (LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm, H-HS35100, 35mm camera equivalent: 70-200 mm).

Nano Surface Coating
The LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 lens incorporates Panasonic's unique Nano Surface Coating technology which minimizes reflections through the entire visual range (380nm-780nm), resulting in a dramatic reduction of ghosts and flare for extremely clear picture quality.

Travel Light and Protected from Natures Elements
Boasting outstanding compactness, the LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 lens is approximately 99.9mm in length and 12.7oz in weight, resulting in extreme mobility. Additionally with a rubber ring on the lens mount, the new lens is designed to stand against moisture and dust making it ideal for outdoor photography enthusiasts. A highly reliable metal mount endures long time use.

Professional Grade Glass
The LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 lens system is comprised of 18 lenses in 13 groups. The UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) glass minimizes chromatic aberration while the UHR (Ultra High Refractive) lens realizes high descriptive performance from corner to corner. Featuring high contrast and resolution from the center to corner at entire zoom range, the new LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm/F2,8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens has the ability to capture the details of scenery or portrait with rich perspective.

Advanced Focusing and Aperture Blade Design
The lens' superior inner focus system provides for excellent resolution and contrast without changing the overall length from full life-size magnification to infinity. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. When mounted on any LUMIX G Micro System camera body, users can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precisions Contrast AF (Autofocus) system.

POWER O.I.S. for Improved HD Video Support
The lens' integrates POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively compensates for both small, fast movement and large, slow movement, making it easy to shoot extremely clear photos even in low-lit situations such as at night or indoors. Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the lens' superior design provides smooth and near silent focusing action which is ideal for both picture and video recording.

 

 

Reviews

The Lens was tested with  Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GH3 body. 

"The Panasonic 35-100 mm delivers sharp images across all focal lengths from full aperture to aperture 8. Above that, the resolution decreases as a result of diffraction. This is the best micro-43 zoom lens we have reviewed to date, with the Panasonic 12-35 mm yielding more or less equivalent results (but at a different focal length range). In the graph with Imatest values at the right below, you can see how beautifully high and constant the resolution is. The images are measurably sharper in the center, with the maximum being located at aperture 4 to 5.6. Nevertheless, with the naked eye, the difference in resolution between the corners and the center is not visible."

Post date: 24/01/2013 - 00:13

The lens was tested by David on a GH3 body:

I find distortion in unnoticeable right through the range, and Chromatic Aberration is minimal-its pretty much not there.
To Sum up, this is a valuable addition to the micro 4/3 photographer's armory, and for many of those, this lens paired to the 12-35mm will be all the glass that they would ever need. You'll have the equivalent of a 24mm wide angle to 200mm tele, all at a constant f/2.8 in just two small optics. Add a weather sealed body like the Olympus OM-D, or the Panasonic GH3, and the result is a very capable and versatile outfit using just 3 items of gear. In so far as it matters, its a really good looker. Focusing speed is lightning quick, especially with the firmware upgraded to the current 1.1 version. It has

Post date: 21/01/2013 - 16:59

"I have to say it has been worth the wait.  This lens will get a lot of use by me.  Panasonic pulled out all the stops on this one as well.  Is as good as we thought it might be?  Yes!  What more could we ask for?  Some are saying the price is to high, but this is a “luxury” lens like the one from the other guys.  Their’s is much bigger, heavier and expensive.  What we get for this expense is a lens that bring MicroFourThirds into the big leagues with it professionalism with a fast tele zoom.

When Panasonic showed the prototype of this lens they also showed a 12-35mm F2.8. O.I.S.  This new wonder tele zoom

Post date: 04/12/2012 - 00:00

The Lens was tested with Panasonic GX1 and Olympus E-M5 bodies.

"The cons list above may seem a bit nitpicky to some. Especially the last point, so let me explain. The image quality of this lens is outstanding, and the lens is a worthy addition to the Micro 4/3 lineup. However, compared with the newest 70-200mm lenses from Canon and Nikon, it’s not quite going to match those stellar optics. Instead, I’d say it’s on the level of something like the original Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. So, very, very good, but not flawless. Considering it’s $1,000 less than those new Canon and Nikon lenses, though, I can forgive this. Still, it’s a pricey lens at $1,499, and will really only cater to those who know they need an f/2.8 telephoto zoom in this range.

Post date: 18/11/2012 - 00:00

Maybe they set the bar too high, even though they used some of the best m43 cameras around, the E-M5 and the G5 to aid in the evaluation of this new 70-200mm equivalent lens:

"Well, it didn’t quite meet my expectations, at least not at the 100mm end which is where my main interest was. But I’d set the bar pretty high.

Post date: 31/10/2012 - 19:08

Excerpt:

"Distortion is well controlled at either end of the zoom range with only 0.58% barrel and 0.31% pincushion distortion detected by Imatest at 35mm and 100mm respectively. The distortion pattern is uniform across the frame, so any

Post date: 05/10/2012 - 00:00

The price may be bringing tears to the eyes, but the performance is really up there with the good 70-200mm f2.8 group:

"Optically the lens is a great performer. At all focal lengths, wide open at f/2.8 the center sharpness is perfectly acceptable, but for edge sharpness it's best to stop down by two f-stops for optimum results. Chromatic aberrations are only noticeable

Post date: 25/09/2012 - 09:36

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
35 - 100mm
Angle of view: 
34° - 12°
Max Magnification: 
Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
Lens construction: 
18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses,1 UED lens)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.85m
Stabilization system details: 
POWER O.I.S.
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
67.0mm
Length: 
100.0mm
Weight: 
360g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Moisture and dust sealed metal body and mount
Filter Diameter: 
58mm

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