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Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens

BH #PA7020028S • MFR #S-E70200
Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three ED Elements, Two UED Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
Developed to be the workhorse for events, portraiture, and other mid-length subjects, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. is an L-mount telephoto zoom characterized by a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and sophisticated optical and focusing performance. The optics layout incorporates several aspherical and low dispersion elements in order to minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for higher clarity, sharpness, and accurate rendering. 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. A focus clutch also enables especially quick switching between AF and MF settings for fine-tuned control. 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/2.8 Overview

Developed to be the workhorse for events, portraiture, and other mid-length subjects, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. is an L-mount telephoto zoom characterized by a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and sophisticated optical and focusing performance. The optics layout incorporates several aspherical and low dispersion elements in order to minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for higher clarity, sharpness, and accurate rendering. 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. A focus clutch also enables especially quick switching between AF and MF settings for fine-tuned control. 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.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and affords greater control over depth of field.
One aspherical element helps to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Two ultra extra-low dispersion elements 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. A focus clutch mechanism has also been incorporated, which allows for near-instant AF/MF switching.
Focusing system has been designed to suppress focus breathing for greater versatility when used for video applications.
Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake b for sharper handheld shooting, and also supports the Dual I.S. and Dual I.S. 2.0 functions for increased stabilization performance up to approximately seven stops.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Removable rotating tripod collar with Arca-type dovetail is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional DMW-STC14 and DMW-STC20 teleconverters to further extend the reach of this lens.
UPC: 885170372504

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance3.12' / 95 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design22 Elements in 17 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.72 x 8.21" / 94.4 x 208.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension8.2" / 208.3 mm
Weight3.45 lb / 1570 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.7 x 6.9 x 6.9"

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 Reviews

Great portrait lens

By Sebastian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

Provides all the traditional telephoto portrait focal lengths in one package with a relatively large aperture. Heavy, but not really a hassle to handle once you get used to it. You'll likely need a new camera bag to fit it, though... Closest focusing distance is about one meter, which is kind of disappointing, but that means you always keep some distance from subjects, even when doing close-ups.

Huge, heavy, sharp and fast.

By Randolph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-26

I'm using on my Leica SL2, and it shoots very sharp at 200 (280 with TC) on a tripod. Fast focus and reliable.

Simply Amazing!

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-13

Love this lens! Super sharp with amazing creamy bokeh. Super solid construction, and better than expected. Would recommend!

My first choice in long lens for the S1H

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

The lens is well built. I will get the range extender (MC21).

Beautiful bokeh, great detail and HEAVY

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

This is an awesome lens. The 70-200mm F2.8 class has been my dream lens for many years. I held off on getting the Canon or Sony versions as I've shot with both systems, and now that I'm shooting with the Panasonic S1, I'm glad I waited. I ordered it just in time to shoot with it on location with a winter sports manufacture in cold, wet/snowy weather and it performed like a champ. I shot with a tripod and would NOT recommend shooting handheld (this should be obvious for a long lens but it might be tempting when you consider the double IS), however, the bigger challenge is the weight. It's HEAVY and if you plan to shoot for hours on end without a tripod, good luck to you! I've no complaints about the picture. The image quality is everything I hoped it would be. And of course the most important review of all: the client was very pleased!

I HATE ZOOMS............Till NOW!

By Helen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-25

Just a few short notes: I shot mainly with Sinar P 8x10s w/Schneider HM lens (blue ring) hand picked....Hassy and Rollie were my mids....Now shoot Leica Q for Art and new Lumix S1R w/Lumix 50mm F1.4....bought this lens because studied a bit of optical design years ago and thought by now they could actually make a zoom fulfill most of requirements a true professional would desire artistically and technically. Try this and shoot wide open at a decent shutter , maybe 1/2000 to be sure of 100% sharpness, on a rich complex subject with lots of challenges and good clear lighting and be prepared to be amazed. I view images RAW on Capture 1 Pro using latest 32gb Ram 4K touch screen Dell 15.6 XPS.....dead on in every respect. Love lens color, contrast, build, handle, image feel, sharpness etc...... Amazing for the price. Now a big fan of Lumix system. Hope others agree with me. Best of Luck.

Very good (if gargantuan) glass

By Kevin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

The images this lens produces lives up to the billing. The one thing I would add is to pay attention to the reviews that mention the size and weight of this lens. I read those and thought it would be a little bigger and heavier than other lenses in my backpack. But, seriously, if you haven't held this thing in you hands, you have no idea. It's a complete beast. I am thinking twice before deploying it - that's how massive this thing is. It could double as a boat anchor. And it's weather-sealed, so if you have a boat, I guess you're good to go. ;-)

Heavy...but a real workhorse w/ great image stabilization!

By shin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-18

Yes, it's heavy and huge, but it (and/or the 24-70mm S lens) always travels with my S1 and/or S1R. Kudos to the team at Panasonic --- The combination of the lens IS and the body IS does wonders for images requiring use of zoom, even when handheld.

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