Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS A long-reaching telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic spans an equivalent 200-600mm range, making it well-suited to wildlife, nature, and sports shooting. The optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element to reduce color fringing throughout the zoom range, as well as to provide improved clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optics, the lens also houses a quick, quiet, and precise linear autofocus motor as well as a POWER Optical Image Stabilizer, which supports the Dual I.S. function in select Lumix cameras. Additionally, the lens also sports a splash and dustproof construction for use in trying environmental conditions.

  • Telephoto zoom designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens offers a 200-600mm equivalent focal length range.

  • One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity.

  • Linear autofocus motor delivers fast AF performance that is also precise, smooth, and near-silent to benefit both stills and video applications.

  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. function for increased stabilization performance.

  • Splash and dustproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.

  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.


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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 100–300 mm
Image stabilization Yes (Mega OIS)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4–5.6
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes rounded diaphragm
Optics
Elements 17
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 1 ED glass element
Focus
Minimum focus 1.50 m (59.06)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 520 g (1.15 lb)
Diameter 74 mm (2.91)
Length 126 mm (4.96)
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 67 mm
Filter notes does not rotate on focusing
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code H-FS100300
Tripod collar No
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5