Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. Lens Review (DPReview)

Mike Tomkins has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S lens (Amazon /Adorama/ B&H) at the DPReview.com. He tested this new lens on Panasonic S1R and found such pros: Solid build with a quality feel, Fully weather-sealed, Very swift autofocus, Minimal focus breathing, Effective image stabilization, Minimal distortion and aberration, Pleasing bokeh, Good flare resistance and good macro capabilities.

Below are several sample images. You could see how well it performs.

ISO 3200 | 1/100 sec | F5.5 | 245mm | Panasonic S1R

ISO 500 | 1/125 sec | F4.5 | 70mm | Panasonic S1R

300 mm, 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100

250 mm, 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100,

300 mm, 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100

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Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S
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Key specifications:

  • Focal length: 70-300mm
  • Aperture range: F4.5 wide / F5.6 tele – F22
  • Stabilization: Yes, Panasonic Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Filter thread: 77mm
  • Close focus: 0.54m (21.3″) wide / 0.74m (29.1″) tele
  • Maximum magnification: 0.5x (tele)
  • Diaphragm blades: 11
  • Hood: Included
  • Weight: 790g (1.74 lb)
  • Optical construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (2 ED, 1 UED, 1 UHR)

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