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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA702004S • MFR #S-R70200
Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One UED Element, Three ED Elements
  • One Aspherical Element, One UHR Element
Covering a versatile and popular range of focal lengths, the Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. from Panasonic is an L-mount telephoto zoom featuring an f/4 constant maximum aperture. A sophisticated optical design is employed, which incorporates a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, to control a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion for sharp, clear, well-corrected imagery throughout the zoom range. Complementing the optics is a unique double focus system, which utilizes both a linear motor and a stepping motor, to provide especially fast and precise focusing performance. Additionally, an Optical Image Stabilizer reduces the effects of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and the lens sports a weather-sealed design for use in harsh conditions.
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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 Overview

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Covering a versatile and popular range of focal lengths, the Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. from Panasonic is an L-mount telephoto zoom featuring an f/4 constant maximum aperture. A sophisticated optical design is employed, which incorporates a series of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements, to control a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion for sharp, clear, well-corrected imagery throughout the zoom range. Complementing the optics is a unique double focus system, which utilizes both a linear motor and a stepping motor, to provide especially fast and precise focusing performance. Additionally, an Optical Image Stabilizer reduces the effects of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and the lens sports a weather-sealed design for use in harsh conditions.

Telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
One aspherical element and one ultra-high refractive index element help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
One ultra extra-low dispersion element and three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
A double focus system employs both a linear motor and a stepping motor to deliver impressively fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance.
Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. and Dual I.S. 2.0 functions for increased stabilization performance.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
UPC: 885170357815

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance3.02' / 92 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design23 Elements in 17 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.32 x 7.05" / 84.4 x 179 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7" / 179 mm
Weight2.2 lb / 985 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.8 x 6.3 x 6.3"

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 Reviews

Good Zoom

By Gloria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

Purchased this zoom lens for my SL2. It is Leica approved and works smoothly, fast focus and internal zoom , which makes it more compact. Love this lens.

Very sharp and great autofocus

By Dylan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

I was going to go for the f2.8 version but I couldn’t justify the price of that lens at the moment so I ended up going for the f/4 instead. It’s lighter and basically $1,000 dollars cheaper. It’s very sharp at f/4 and the autofocus is very accurate and fast. If you need a longer focal length for the L-Mount system (I’m using the S1) I would highly recommend this lens. The build quality is excellent and I’m very happy I made this purchase.

Good fit with Leica CL; need better customer support

By Wayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-24

The L mount allows for use of this lens as a 100-300 equivalent on the APS-C Leica CL. It is bulkier than the Leica 55-135 (90-200 equiv) that it replaced in my kit, but pairs well with the small CL body. I tried the gargantuan Leica SL 90-280 (135-400 equiv) on the CL. Images, OIS and focal length were great with that lens, but ergonomics and price were not in line with a camera like the CL that is made to be more affordable (sort of) and more portable than the Leica SL.  The OIS on this lens works well, making it much more useful to shoot wildlife than the Leica 55-135, which lacks the effective focal length and OIS of this lens. This lens does not extend when zoomed out; the manual focus works well; and having f4 throughout the zoom range is nice. AF is quick and smooth. IQ looks as good as the Leica vario that I am replacing with this lens. I think it is a good compromise on size and price if you want to do some outdoor photography with the Leica CL. It feels well made. Also, Panasonic offered a Leica-like 3 year warranty at the time that I made my purchase. I deducted one star because of the non-existent documentation of how to use this lens on the CL. I think I have figured out the OIS set up by trial and error, but there are no instructions included in the box, and neither Leica nor Panasonic customer service seemed to know for sure. Leica US tried to be helpful, but had to send my question about the OIS switch to Germany, because no information had been provided to them. The Panasonic rep, contacted by B&H, said to turn off the OIS on the lens. My tests indicate that the lens switch should be on for optimal OIS. The L mount alliance is a great idea, but using equipment across multiple platforms means that there needs to be a central repository for complete and accurate customer support.

Good Image but missing extras

By Scot
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

I like the lens, focus is quick and accurate. With that being said this lens does not have a focus limit switch like it's big brother. That is a problem when it hunts. As much as I like the focus clutch I'd rather they had put in the limit switch. That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

Love this lens.

By Sean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

The focus ring could be a little nicer, but the image quality is great! f4 is plenty.

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