Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday February 13 2013

Lens Review

While this practically pocket-sized lens will only appeal to Panasonic and Olympus Micro 3/4 users, with an 35mm equivalent focal length of 200-600mm f/4-5.6, this lens may seem like an attractive option for wildlife photographers. In terms of image quality, the resolution is consistent across the image field while vignetting (lens shading) is well-controlled although the peak resolution is a bit low and acutance at 300mm (600mm equivalent) is, unsurprisingly, lower still. However, the sharpness at 150mm (300mm equivalent) is pretty good. Furthermore, at around $500, the price is relatively accessible.

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