Focal length range of 100mm to 300mm (35mm equivalent of 200mm 600mm)
17 lens elements arranged in 12 groups, including one ED (Extra-Low dispersion) lens element
Micro Four thirds mount
7 blade diaphragm
Closest focusing distance of 4.9
Diagonal angle of view of 12 ? (when fully zoomed out) 4.1 ? (when fully zoomed in)
Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS Zoom Lens
Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 OIS zoom lens features a powerful 100-300mm focal length range that translates to 200-600mm super telephoto on a 35mm format equivalent. At such incredible focal lengths it is imperative that the lens has some sort of optical stabilization to ensure that there is no blur in the exposures, thanks to the presence of Panasonics Mega O.I.S it is taken care off. 7 blades create a rounded lens aperture diaphragm which helps in creating a soft background blur.
The new telephoto zoom lens LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. realizes 300mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 600 mm) handheld ultra-telephoto zoom shots with astonishingly compact and light weight profile. The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. allows photographers challenge shooting subject they cannot draw near including sports, wild animals, aircrafts and so on without carrying a huge conventional ultra-telephoto zoom lens and a heavy tripod to set it on with high compression effect. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) powerfully compensates for the hand shake which severely affect the zoom shots to suppress blur.
The new LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. is comprised of the lens unit with 17 elements in 12 groups including an ED lens. Adopting the ED lens in the first lens group, the chromatic aberration is effectively suppressed to render sharp, high contrast images with stable optical performance over the entire zoom range. The integration of stepping motor with exclusive zoom tracking control system and inner focus drive system realizes the use of accurate and high speed contrast AF, yet keeping its sound of action as silent as possible.
Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.
17 elements in 12 groups (1 ED lens)
Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer
f=100mm to 300mm (35mm camera equivalent 200mm to 600mm)
7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
F4.0(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Closest Focusing Distance
1.50m / 4.9ft at all focal lengths
Approx. 0.21x / 0.42x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View
?67mm / 2.64in
?73.6mm / 2.90in
Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag
Overall Length (inches)
Approx. 126mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount) / 4.96in
40%RH to 60%RH
Approx. 520g / 18.3oz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
8.2187'' x 4.5'' x 4.5''
Lens Rear Cap
Lens Storage Bag