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

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 (4 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. NZm43
    NZm43 23 February 2020, 04:45
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    IP 122.56.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: US$330
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: I found it to go a bit soft at the far end, even stopped down and eventually replaced it with the bigger, heavier and much more costly PL DG 100-400mm.

    Pros: Quite compact and not very heavy, very decent image quality. The construction of the plastic body is good.

    Summary: Great range for a modest price if you want to experiment with telephoto without breaking the bank. Replace it if you outgrow it.

  2. m4/3rds user
    m4/3rds user 28 June 2012, 23:52
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    IP 213.122.x.x
    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.

  3. dcisive
    dcisive 23 July 2011, 06:45
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    IP 71.32.x.x
    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.

  4. SRImages
    SRImages 16 June 2011, 23:25
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    IP 186.108.x.x
    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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