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Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
9.2 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS

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Overall 6
6.0

A great lens for what it is

Raincheck, B&H Photo
31 October 2015
  • Excerpt: I was going to Africa to photograph (mostly) wildlife and wanted something with some reach. This lens was great, I got some wonderful, pretty sharp close up shots because I had that reach.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Good Shots Up To 250mm, Lightweight
  • Cons: Focus Ring Hard To Use, Very Soft Beyond 250
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Overall 6
6.0

Not getting the greatest pictures out of it

Richard Donnelly, Amazon
11 April 2015
  • Summary: Not getting the greatest pictures out of it. I was doing better with my 75-150. I enjoy the extra zoom, perhaps I just need more practice with it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Very Good

Mike in Wisconsin, B&H Photo
10 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this to use with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 and was quickly disappointed. Tried it with IBIS off and only the lens stabilization on and then vice versa. Also tested it with a tripod. The lens simply is not sharp at all, and gets worse on the longer end. The bokeh is very funky, bad.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Got this as a portable tele lens. It met my expectations in that it is compact and light given the focal range. Also the optical quality is decent. Mechanical quality is ok but not great. AF works very good with my Olympus camera. I do not use the lens stabilization since my camera has IBIS.
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Overall 6
6.0

good value

Adorama
28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Got this as a portable tele lens. It met my expectations in that it is compact and light given the focal range. Also the optical quality is decent.Mechanical quality is ok but not great. AF works very good with my Olympus camera.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow
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Overall 6
6.0

rough zoom, rotten customer service

JCD, B&H Photo
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: We bought this lens as a companion to a Lumix GH2 that we purchased from B&H for use as a travel camera. We experienced the same roughness in zooming described by other reviewers. Thinking that we had a defective unit, we returned it under warranty to Panasonic's McAllen Texas repair facility.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Poor Design
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Overall 6
6.0

BEAUTIFUL OPTICS - ROUGH ZOOM

Jim the Runner, B&H Photo
4 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I copied some of another review that I agree with. It is below with a few changes: This lens is to complement the 14-140mm I've already bought from B&H. Everything looks superb: the build, the finish, the glass, the weight, the size, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Useful tool

Fountain of Joy, B&H Photo
30 August 2011
  • Excerpt: When I got this lens, I was somewhat taken back by its size. It is smaller than the Olympus four-third format 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5, but still very big when fitted to an E-P3 and it is 1-stop slower. I did crude IQ tests to compare the two lenses, at 200mm. I used an adaptor for the Olympus lens.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Bulky, Mediocre image quality
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Overall 6
6.0

A good lens for still shots

Uncle Walter, B&H Photo
22 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought it for long range shots and for that, it does fine. It has a good zoom range and is clear and crisp. However, it does have one serious drawback which would have made me think twice, if I had known before I bought it.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Very rough zoom
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful optics spoiled by mechanics

hansolo54, B&H Photo
22 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is to complement the 14-140mm I've already bought from B&H. Everything looks superb: the build, the finish, the glass, the weight, the size, etc. So imagine my disappointment when I found that the zoom ring could not be turned smoothly and quietly.
  • Pros: Beautiful design finish, Great image quality
  • Cons: Zoom ring rough noisy
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