Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 Power O.I.S review: Panasonic’s Quality ‘Tele-Zoom’ for Micro 4:3

By Ben Boswell - Monday May 06 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 Power O.I.S lens performance | Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 Power O.I.S versus competition | Conclusion

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f2.8 Power I.O.S vs Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Canon

There is no appropriate Micro 4:3 lens to compare against, so to put the quality of this lens into some perspective this comparison is with the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Canon, designed for the larger APS-C sensor. The Sigma is about 25% cheaper but key specifications are very similar: aperture and comparative focal lengths. The Sigma lens has a DxOMark Score of 19 and is a sharper lens, but while the comparison in quality favours the Sigma the convenience of the Lumix lens which weighs 360g and is just 100mm long against the Sigma’s massive 1350g and nearly 200mm long. Setting aside the difference in the format, what Panasonic has achieved in this small lens is quite remarkable

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