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LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 100-400mm, F4.0-6.3 ASPH., Professional Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S. - H-RS100400


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  • Experience a Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera lens design with a significant reduction in size and weight. Up to two-thirds smaller and nearly one-fifth the weight of comparable DSLR 35mm long zoom lenses.
  • 100-400mm F/4.0-6.3 LEICA VARIO-ELMAR high-performance lens for nature photography (200-800mm 35mm camera lens equivalent).
  • Ideally suited for the outdoors with a splash and dustproof sealed body. (When combined with splash and dustproof LUMIX G Mirrorless camera models.)
  • Impressive image stability with integrated LUMIX Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) and LUMIX Dual I.S. camera compatibility.
  • Integrated rotary tripod mount and built-in sliding lens hood.
  • Lens-mounted control switches: Full/Limit, AF/MF and O.I.S.
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Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver a no-compromise approach to optical performance for modern interchangeable camera enthusiasts. As an optical partner of legendary LEICA Lenses, the LUMIX *100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Lens features the highest standards of detail and sharpness. Built for the outdoors, this lens features a splash and dustproof design when mounted on a compatible LUMIX G Mirrorless camera. With Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization) compatibility you'll shoot with unprecedented hand-held stability. Make the switch from bulky DSLRs to the smaller, lighter, more compact Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds system cameras and lenses from Panasonic LUMIX

(*200-800mm 35mm Camera Lens Equivalent)

Mirrorless Design & Portability Panasonic LUMIX was 1st in mirrorless and leads the way in mirrorless lens innovation. The Micro Four Thirds format offers a significant reduction in size and weight vs traditional DSLR camera lenses.
LEICA Lens Optics LEICA VARIO-ELMAR optical performance ranging from 100-400mm with F/4.0-6.3 aperture. (200-800mm 35mm camera lens equivalent).
Splash and Dustproof The H-RS100400 is ideally suited for the outdoors with a splash and dustproof sealed body.
Stabilized Optics Integrated LUMIX Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) and LUMIX Dual I.S. camera compatibility assure maximum hand held stability. Additional control from lens-mounted control switches: Full/Limit, AF/MF and O.I.S.
Built in Lens Hood and Tripod Mount Integrated rotary tripod mount and built-in sliding lens hood.

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  • LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
    • Lens Construction
    • Nano Surface Coating
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Maximum Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum Magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length
    • Weight
    • Standard Accessories
    • UPC 885170265295


Rated 4 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Lens I purchased this lens as a replacement for the Panasonic 100-300 which I still own. This lens is superior in every way to the 100-300. Focusing is quick and accurate, zooming on my copy is not jerky but smoother than the 100-300. Pictures of birds and other wildlife have excellant detail. The lens is compact enough for hiking and seems very well built. Close focusing makes this lens handy for insects, flowers ect. I am suprised at the low shutter speeds I can use, stabilization is excellent in the lens using my G3. Look forward to using this lens in the future with a camera with ibis. May 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Zoom is extremely stiff/unpleasant to use I am really on the fence about this lens. For its steep price tag, I really expected much better. I want to love it, but the zoom is stiff and difficult to manipulate. My zooms from another manufacturer are far superior. The foot that mounts to the lens has to be mounted backward, or else it hinders your ability to even turn the zoom. That said, so far the image quality is very good, although I would prefer the option of lower aperture for greater creative control and bokeh. Although the optics are reputed to be much better than the far less expensive 100-300, I don't think that having to wrestle the lens to zoom is going to be worth the slight gain in focal length. Every other zoom that I own is smooth and easy to use. This is overly stiff and jerky. Even if it gets smoother with use, it is doubtful that it will ever be great. Really a shame as the optics are good and the image stabilization seems to work well. The compact size is a great benefit. For the investment, the operation of the lens should be far better than it actually is. I have to say that I am disappointed and having buyers remorse. (and it is not due to the cost, I have purchased 12k lenses that I have not regretted for a moment) Debating on returning it and trying something else, or buying a metabones converter and using my other lenses. May 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amazing lens I love this lens. The dual-stabilization allows me to take pictures handheld at 800mm (35mm equiv.). The only small downside was that the zoom isn't that smooth. April 25, 2016
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