Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and FourThirds max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS has a maximum diameter of 74mm and total length of 126mm when not extended. It weighs 520g / 18.3 oz.
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS:
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS has a focal range of 100-300mm and 3.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 200-600mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 100mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 300mm .
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 ED glass element.
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II OIS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is H-FS100300.
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