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Lumix® G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. Lens


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LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm (F4.0[Wide] - F5.6[Tele] to F22)
  • 67mm filter size
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The new telephoto zoom lens LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. realizes 300mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 600 mm) handheld ultra-telephoto zoom shots with astonishingly compact and light weight profile. The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. allows photographers challenge shooting subject they cannot draw near including sports, wild animals, aircrafts and so on without carrying a huge conventional ultra-telephoto zoom lens and a heavy tripod to set it on with high compression effect. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) powerfully compensates for the hand shake which severely affect the zoom shots to suppress blur.

The new LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. is comprised of the lens unit with 17 elements in 12 groups including an ED lens. Adopting the ED lens in the first lens group, the chromatic aberration is effectively suppressed to render sharp, high contrast images with stable optical performance over the entire zoom range. The integration of stepping motor with exclusive zoom tracking control system and inner focus drive system realizes the use of accurate and high speed contrast AF, yet keeping its sound of action as silent as possible.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.



  • Tracking focus in video recording with silent auto focus and exposure control
    The firmware update to ver. 1.2 is recommended for more comfortable HD video recording.
  • Maximum focal length of 600mm super telephoto zoom (35mm camera equivalent)
  • An ED lens in the first lens group for superb optical performance by suppressing chromatic aberration at entire zoom range
  • Optical Image Stabilizer in the lens effectively compensates for the handshake to realize using super high zoom even without a tripod
  • High-speed, silent Contrast AF for both photos and videos with inner focus drive system
  • The integration of stepping motor with exclusive zoom tracking control system
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare
  • Durable metal mount


  • When flash recording with a close subject, the light of the flash will be blocked by the lens and part of the picture may be dark. Check the distance from the subject when recording.


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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Lens! I use this lens on an Olympus body and it works great. I love the image stabilization OIS (I set my camera to use the len's stabilization first). I can handhold fully zoomed in and get sharp images even in less than ideal conditions. Auto-focus is fast considering the length and range of the lens. The most important feature is the outstanding image quality. I received the lens on a Friday and took it to an NFL training camp on Saturday. I started out with some blurry shots, but my technique improved and I was soon getting 4 out of 5 snaps. The color and rendering are excellent! I would choose this lens again without hesitation. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Telephoto I love this lense with my small GH2. But hey Panasonic, how about a 200mm-400mm? Or larger. Anyone else agree let Panasonic know we like the telephotos. June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Zoom I received this zoom lens as a gift and could not be happier! I purchased the Lumix G3 last year and up until I received this lens I have been using the kit lens. I must say that this lens is sharper throughout the entire zoom range and auto focus is fast. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic zoom lens! December 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor zoom performance Picture quality, overall performance and price good but zoom performance bad. Zoom ring is so stiff and so much pressure must be exerted to rotate the zoom ring that there is no way to zoom in or out while filming. Problems: Slow zooming is jerky and destabilizes image. December 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super zoom! M4/3 cameras needed a big zoom lens and Panasonic has really delivered. Tack sharp through the whole range with no vignetting or chromatic aberration. AF is fast and quiet, OIS is fantastic, and coupled with the GH2 Extended Tele Conversion, it's a perfect wildlife super-zoom/telescope! January 8, 2011
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