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Panasonic G VARIO 100-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 M.O.I.S

Panasonic G VARIO 100-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 M.O.I.S
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Panasonic
Model G VARIO 100-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 M.O.I.S
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 100 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 12.3 - 4.1 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 4.8
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Micro Four Thirds
Dimensions 126 x 73.6 mm
Weight 520 g
Additional information One ED lens

Average rating (3 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.67
Optical quality 4.67
Value for money 5.00
Overall 4.78
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User: m4/3rds user
IP 213.122.x.x
Date: 2012-06-28 23:52:09
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 450
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: none

Pros: A 200-600 zoom f4-5.6 would cost you thousands in full frame format. come on dslr owners, wake up!

Summary: Fantastic value for sports and wildlife enthusiasts.

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User: dcisive
IP 71.32.x.x
Date: 2011-07-23 06:45:30
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 509
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: On a small mft body it's a bit of a mismatch

Pros: Stunningly sharp even at f5.6 IF you provide proper stability Superb solid build and balance Instant focus on newer Panasonic bodies (like the G3)

Summary: I was skeptical about whether or not this lens could provide seriously sharp images. Indeed handheld the number of keepers can be limited, but adding a monopod or a tripod increases those keepers to near 90+ percent. It is well balanced in the hand and provides a very reassuring feel of confidence in the build. As long as you get a good copy you can render some tack sharp images with excellent bokeh.

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User: SRImages
IP 186.108.x.x
Date: 2011-06-16 23:25:37
Owner since: 3 months
Price: around USD
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: Considering its price, size and weigh it is not fare to be expecting more from this lens, but ill point some of the things i dont like. Autofocus scans a little in low light situations. Sligtly soft at 300mm under f8 but very usable.

Pros: Haveing IOS on a 100-300 (200-600) and in this small size and light weigh is a serious technology achievemnt. Nice bouquet at 300, looks like a pro lens considering its price diferences.

Summary: I also owe a 7d/ 100-400 but this combo, G2 and this lens go everywhere. A sample taken at 100mts away, handheld 1/400s f/9.0 at 300.0mm iso160. 1/400s f/9.0 at 300.0mm iso160 http://www.pbase.com/sergio/image/133704951 Quality is on paralell with price, but in this case quality is over price. You will love this lens, period. more samples: http://www.pbase.com/sergio/image/135483907 http://www.pbase.com/sergio/image/135535398 http://www.pbase.com/sergio/image/135489621 http://www.pbase.com/sergio/image/134300464


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