Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
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Only problem- very jerky zoom
R. Beaton, Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: Removed 2 stars due to very jerky zoom. This lens takes nice pictures for a cheaper high power lens. It kills me that the zoom is so jerky, especially when coming in tight. I added a panasonic zoom grip hoping that would help and it does, but did not zoom smoother. Seems easier when going back toward 100. I deal with it, but the 45-175 power zoom is my absolute favorite of 4 lenses. This is 4th, but useful if I have to have a real close up.
Summary: I shoot professionally , & bought a comprehensive Lumix kit for travelling , including the 100-300 lens. The lens is front heavy on a GX1/GF1. Would it have killed Panasonic to have built in a tripod collar ? I had to order one from germany. It makes a big difference in overall balance . The zoom operation is the worst I have ever experienced on any lens.
Summary: I tested this lens on a number of far-distant subjects in rural Wales, examples being the Black Mountain at a range of some 20 miles, autumn foliage on oak trees 1/2 to 3 miles distant, and a group of farm buildings 1/2 mile distant on a hill top. I was delighted with the resolution and contrast at f5.6. I tend to go over the top when examining images taken on my Panasonic GH2 when a new lens arrives, enlarging to 200% on my 30 inch screen.
Summary: I bought this lens to complement the other lenses I have bought for my Panasonic GX1 camera. I was tempted by the thought of owning a 600mm (equivalent)lens small enough to able to carry around with me comfortably.When the first lens arrived the box that it was in was damaged. I took the lens out and tested it by shooting some local wildlife. I was disappointed with the results and returned the lens to WEX who replaced it with another.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, I like this lens, but.... ...the further away the subject, the softer the result. In other words, for nature photography, when you are often having to crop final images to get the composition/detail you want, it isn't ideal. Unless the subject offers a good full frame or near to full frame image, the results are generally soft.
Summary: Das Objektiv überzeugt durch solide Qualität; alles wirkt hochwertig verarbeitet, nichts hakelt. An der zierlichen OM-D scheint es aber fast etwas zu groß geraten und ohne den zusätzlichen Akkugriff will ich mir das Fotografieren mit dieser Kombination nicht vorstellen. Die Bildstabilisierung mit dem OIS am Objektiv und dem 5-Achsen-Stabi der Kamera funktioniert wunderbar, selbst mit dem an der Kamera zugeschalteten digitalen Telekonverter (=max.
Summary: Bei der ersten Verwendung kam sofort der große Frust, da die Zoomeinstellung sehr "hakelig" funktioniert. Die Bildqualität ist im 300 Anschlag erst mit einer Abblendung befriedigend. Natürlich nur mit Stativ! Für das Geld gibt es aber nix besseres.