Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 is an Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with FourThirds max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 is compatible with cameras that have Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 has a focal range of 100-400mm and 4.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 200-800mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 with a weather sealed camera body such as Panasonic GH6, OM System OM-1 and Panasonic GH5 II.
Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.3m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 100mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f22 at 400mm .
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3's optical formula consists of 20 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 aspherical ED
- 1 UED
- 2 ED elements
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Panasonic 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 is available in Black color.
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