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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA1003004A • MFR #H-FSA100300
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 200-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
A long-reaching telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic spans an equivalent 200-600mm range, making it well-suited to wildlife, nature, and sports shooting. The optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element to reduce color fringing throughout the zoom range, as well as to provide improved clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optics, the lens also houses a quick, quiet, and precise linear autofocus motor as well as a POWER Optical Image Stabilizer, which supports the Dual I.S. function in select Lumix cameras. Additionally, the lens also sports a splash and dustproof construction for use in trying environmental conditions.
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Overview

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A long-reaching telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic spans an equivalent 200-600mm range, making it well-suited to wildlife, nature, and sports shooting. The optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element to reduce color fringing throughout the zoom range, as well as to provide improved clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optics, the lens also houses a quick, quiet, and precise linear autofocus motor as well as a POWER Optical Image Stabilizer, which supports the Dual I.S. function in select Lumix cameras. Additionally, the lens also sports a splash and dustproof construction for use in trying environmental conditions.

Telephoto zoom designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens offers a 200-600mm equivalent focal length range.
One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity.
Linear autofocus motor delivers fast AF performance that is also precise, smooth, and near-silent to benefit both stills and video applications.
POWER Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. function for increased stabilization performance.
Splash and dustproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170310964

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Specs

Focal Length100 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 200 to 600mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View12° to 4.1°
Minimum Focus Distance4.92' / 1.5 m
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 4.96" / 73.6 x 126 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.23" / 183.7 mm
Weight1.14 lb / 520 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.69 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.25 x 4.55 x 4.5"

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Reviews

It's a learning process

By Mike
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

Since I just purchased a 4/3rds camera, I admit that I have a lot to learn. Not just about the camera either. Based upon my old Nikon D5100, my go to lens was the 18-200, and for baseball games, I was often at the 180 to 200mm range, so I figured the 100-300 would be perfect. Except that the GH5ii is a FT camera, and at games, even 100mm seemed to be too much, even from 200 feet away. But, with that being said, this lens is a nice lens and I have no regrets with it. It just does not get used as much as I thought it might, but in my search for the perfect lens, I will say that the Oly 12-100 is Goldilocks' favorite. So, if you want to get up close from a distance, this lens is a steal for the price. Try that with a full frame camera and you will have to really open up the wallet.

Punches above it's weight

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-06

This a great lens @ a Great Price. A value lens that works Great

Great Lens!

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

A wonderful lens! The power OIS works remarkably well and I have found it to be very sharp. Wouldn't hesitate to buy it again!

Great lens for the price

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

The lens is pretty sharp and works well with my G9. The Dual IS is great for hand held shots.

Tough to get sharp photos

By Andrew
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-09

I have been using the Lumix 100-300mm lens for about 2 weeks, but I returned it today. It is difficult to get sharp photos with this lens. It works fairly well at 100mm; marginal by 200mm; and poorly between 200 and 300mm. I went out about 5 times to test the lens and was disappointed each time. I did get some sharp photos with it, but not a high enough percentage to rely on it. I got the best results by stopping it down to f8, shooting in bright sunlight, and keeping the shutter speed to at least 1/800 second. I do not recommend this lens. It is a good bit of work to get sharp photos with it, and the colors lack vibrance. The lens is well built, good looking, easy to use, and has a great telephoto range. I really wanted to like it, but the low percentage of sharp photos killed it for me. B&H, as always, is great to buy from and I will continue to buy from them with confidence. In fact, I have already ordered a Panasonic/Leica f2.8-f4 50-200mm lens to replace this one. I would have preferred to have the extra 100mm of telephoto reach of this lens, but I expect to get better photos with the Leica glass. You get what you pay for, the Leica lens cost almost 3 times the price of this one.

Brilliant

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

This is a great lens for birdwatching and further wildlife adventures . Combined with the G9 camera -what a combination.

Great lens

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

I used to carry big and heavy similar lenses. Now this is much lighter and its quality is exceptional! It's very affordable and I highly recommend it!

Perfect lens

By William D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

Love this lens. Nice and light with great clarity. I like to photography animals and this lens easily fits right through the cyclone fence elimination any distractions.

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Is the manual focus ring tied to the autofocus system or is it a true manual focus with measured markings? Asking because my Olympus 75-300 just failed and is not even usable as a manual focus lens. Hope this is clear?
Asked by: scott m.
There are no measured markings on this lens.
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Asked by: Debra
Yes, it works with the GH5.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

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I am using a MeFoto backpacker tripod for my Olympus 10 Mark ii camera for which a tripod collar is needed with the 40-150mm pro lens (wt. 1.7lbs). Will I need a tripod collar for this lens (wt. 1.15lb)? If so, is one available?
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Asked by: Robert
Yes all MFT lenses give two times the magnification of FF (full-frame) lenses-including the 100-300mm. It works from very close distances all the way to the Moon. I don't think f/stop has anything to do with magnification. The best way to get really close to the subject is with a MFT macro lens, which gives 2x magnification of a FF macro.
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Is anyone using a teleconverter with this lens? If so, which one? Thanks.
Asked by: Jon
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Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2021-03-25
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