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PanasonicLumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens
 
4.8

(based on 62 reviews)

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    (12)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (45)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (34)
  • Durable (30)
  • Easily interchangeable (25)
  • Strong construction (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (26)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Video (18)
  • Wildlife photos (17)
  • Low light (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (12), Professional (7), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great addition to my kit

I wanted a high quality professional grade zoom to use on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and compliment my Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro. Now with just two lenses, I have an MFT focal...Read complete review

I wanted a high quality professional grade zoom to use on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and compliment my Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro. Now with just two lenses, I have an MFT focal range of 12mm to 100mm at F/2.8. The Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 is well built and light for a lens this size. The lens does not extend when zooming, so the length remains constant from 35mm to 100mm. Autofocus is fast and accurate and the image quality is first rate with nice Bokeh when wide open. If I had to find one thing to complain about, it would be that the hood is fiddly to put on when reversed for storage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing

Bought this lens to go with the 12-35, which is a very good lens. This was sharp at the center, but never got sharp across the frame at any aperture. Maybe I...Read complete review

Bought this lens to go with the 12-35, which is a very good lens. This was sharp at the center, but never got sharp across the frame at any aperture. Maybe I got a bad sample, but at this price I should not have to do the QC. Returned.

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5.0

Excellent lens and excellent BH service

By Howard

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

Not only was my new lens delivered timely and in new condition, I spoke to BH representative in connection with another matter with my purchase, and that was handled favorably, positively and quickly.

I recommend the lens and I recommend B&H as well

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp, fast, and light. Did I mention sharp?

By A satisfied 35-100 user

from Sarasota, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

I moved to M43 a few years ago. Since I mostly do event and real estate work, I didn't have a pressing need for a 70-200 equivalent. I recently had a video assignment that required something longer than my 60mm macro.

After much agonizing over whether to buy this or the much cheaper f/4-5.6 lens, I decided to spend the extra cash. I have been very pleased with this lens, and I have used it more than I expected.

The images are sharp and contrasty. One caveat: If you are going to use this lens for video, make sure you update the firmware to eliminate the jitter problem with the original version of the firmware. It only takes a minute, and the results are well worth it.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's great!

By Sam

from Pharr, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

Great lens. Sharp. Fantastic colors. MicroFourThirds. What else can one ask for?

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4.0

Nice lens

By Tom

from Wash DC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Video

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

I normally shoot only prime lenses on the GH-4 for video, but needed a zoom at times. I had rented this lens before and was happy with it. Not as nice with depth of field as a prime, but just as sharp. Happy with it so far.

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5.0

Great balance of quality and portability

By Dudeliness

from New York, NY

Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

This is a very sharp lens for Micro 4/3 and a must have for MFT shooters. It is so much smaller yet as sharp as most 70-200 full frame equivalents. I use this on my Panasonic G7 for both photos and 4k videos, and the image is superb. Highly recommended along with the 12-35 lens.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Vario Zoom

By VALumixPhotog

from Winchester, VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

    This lens balances well on my GX-8. I have had a number of Nikon zooms back in the film days and none were as smooooth as this one is. The internal zoom design is very beneficial and minimal wrist action to go from pin to pin. The auto focus is very fast and almost silent.
    The level of resistance when zooming is perfectly uniform and doesn't drift. It is a pro level lens with the results that count.

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    • No

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    (2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good lens

    By Vic V

    from Rockville, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

      My primary use is video and at this point I have no complaints, the lens is sharp all across, good bokeh not as full frame but better than 35-100 f/2.8 where I can't get bokeh at all. Focus and zoom are smooth. Have only for 1 month so can't say much about durability and build quality.

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      • No

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A must have lens for m43

      By Orwin

      from Maine

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

        This is just amazing! The size is very similar to a can of soda (without the lens hood attached, still very similar if reversed for carrying around) and has a 70-200mm equivalent field of view. It works really well and is very responsive. The power OIS works well and even better on the GX8 with Dual IS. The price is very reasonable for a lens this sharp and quick. The included bag is handy for tossing the lens in a bag with others and helping to keep it looking new.

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        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great lens

        By Birkir

        from Iceland

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

        I use this lens on my Panasonic GH4 mostly for video shooting. I really like this lens and I would totally recommend it. The image stabilisation in the lens is also very good and I love that the aperture is 2,8 with our without zoom. It would be even better if this lens were f1,8 but 2,8 works for me.

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        • No

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        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great lens, small size

        By Oscar

        from Grand Island, NE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

          Used for filmmaking, documentaries, music videos.

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          • No

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Compact & Lightweight Yet More Than Satisfyingly Sharp

          By Anthony

          from Newark, DE

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

              I love this lens and my Lumix 12-35 F2.8 lenses so much that I keep them permanently attached to 2 GH3 bodies. And I get lots of compliments regarding the photos I take with them. While neither lens is inexpensive, to me they're worth every penny. --Anthony

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Travel Lens

              By Danny Boy

              from Richmond, Va

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                I wanted a small light weight telephoto companion for my sony full frame range of 24 to 70 mm. To accomplish this i paired the Pano 35 to 100 lens with a Pano GM5 body.. It is really easy to pull out when reach is call for. Often I can't tell the difference between the full frame images and the pocket rocket Pano combination. The quality of the lens is well worth the price. I also use the lens with my Olympus O M D. I use the lens professionally and for pleasure travel. Last week I was in Alaska shooting bears. It gave me so much mobility I felt I was 20 years younger. The lens is very rugged. I fell 15 ft off a cliff on top of the lens and rolled another 40 feet. The lens hood got scared but the lens still works great.

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                • No

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Product

                By BluReview

                from Little Rovk

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                Definitely quality-built. The picture looks great.

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                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great addition to my kit

                By Bill S

                from Western Massachusetts

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                  I wanted a high quality professional grade zoom to use on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and compliment my Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro. Now with just two lenses, I have an MFT focal range of 12mm to 100mm at F/2.8. The Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 is well built and light for a lens this size. The lens does not extend when zooming, so the length remains constant from 35mm to 100mm. Autofocus is fast and accurate and the image quality is first rate with nice Bokeh when wide open. If I had to find one thing to complain about, it would be that the hood is fiddly to put on when reversed for storage.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best m4/3 Tele Zoom

                  By bufatutu

                  from Northern NH and Northern Newfld.

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                    I've had this lens since it came out almost exactly two years ago. Though its reach is somewhat limited, its sharpness is unexcelled among m4/3s zoom lenses. In quality and function, it reminds me very much of my old Canon 35-100 f4L, which was my favorite tele zoom on my former 7D. The imgage quality is at least one or two notches above any of my other m4/3s zooms and very similar to my Oly 75. The construction is first class. In sum, this is a professional quality lens, easily capable of taking professional quality images. Highly recommend.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Hockey Shots- Better than expected!

                    By NightingaleSean

                    from Rhode Island

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                      Only had it a few weeks, but getting excellent shots in low light hockey rinks. I have yet to get outside, but I can tell it will be in its element with proper light. Still learning the vastness of the GH4's capabilities, but am extremely satisfied with output of photos & video.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for the Panasonic AF-100

                      By Barta IV

                      from Wake Forest, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                        A beautiful, crisp, lightweight lens. This replaced my very heavy Olympus 35-100. Plus, the addition of the stabilizer makes the handheld shots look that much better. I wish it had a start and stop focus range instead of continuos and a hard case, but for the price and the look, it is fantastic.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Exactly the lens I've always wanterd

                        By Photopix

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Street photography
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                          This mid range telephoto zoom lens gives me the perfect options for taking pictures discretely. It's sharp and light weight. I love that it's f/2.8 which allows me a wide range of lighting conditions. I'm thrilled with the results.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great quality in a tiny package

                          By halfpress

                          from Sweet Briar, Va

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                            Very nice build quality, good action on the zoom/focus and positive tiny compared to the Canon L equivalent lens I've used in the past. Really a joy to work with on my GH4.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            70-200 2.8 after capture by headhunters

                            By phlash46

                            from Montrose, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Sharp
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens:

                              Smaller, lighter, cheaper but just as sharp as the famed 70-200 by Nikon/Canon/Tamron/Sigma without the small DOF. Very sharp and great colors. The Oly in body VR/IS/OS /VC is spectacular; no need for the lens IS.

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                              • No

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