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Panasonic H-FS100300E Lumix G Telezoom Lens (100-300 mm, F4-5.6 O.I.S)

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  • Long Zoom Range of 100-300mm (35mm camera equivalent: 200-600mm)
  • MEGA O.I.S. - Panasonic's Advanced Hand-shake Correction Technology
  • Contrast AF System Support
  • Based on the Micro Four Thirds System Standard
  • Multi-coated Lens Elements Minimize Ghosting and Flare

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Panasonic H-FS100300E Lumix G Telezoom Lens (100-300 mm, F4-5.6 O.I.S)
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Dimensions 7.3 cm x 12.6 cm x 7.3 cm 7 cm x 10 cm x 7 cm 9.4 cm x 14.9 cm x 9.4 cm 6.2 cm x 9 cm x 6.2 cm
Item Weight 522 g 381 g 422 g 209 g
Model Year 2013 2009 2013 2011
Mounting micro four thirds Thirdsbayonet Micro Four Thirds micro four thirds
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  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm ; 522 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 798 g
  • Item model number: H-FS100300E
  • ASIN: B004445O4K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Sept. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,234 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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The new telephoto zoom lens LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. realizes 300mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 600 mm) handheld ultra-telephoto zoom shots with astonishingly compact and light weight profile. The LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. allows photographers challenge shooting subject they cannot draw near including sports, wild animals, aircrafts and so on without carrying a huge conventional ultra-telephoto zoom lens and a heavy tripod to set it on with high compression effect. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) powerfully compensates for the hand shake which severely affect the zoom shots to suppress blur.

The new LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. is comprised of the lens unit with 17 elements in 12 groups including an ED lens. Adopting the ED lens in the first lens group, the chromatic aberration is effectively suppressed to render sharp, high contrast images with stable optical performance over the entire zoom range. The integration of stepping motor with exclusive zoom tracking control system and inner focus drive system realizes the use of accurate and high speed contrast AF, yet keeping its sound of action as silent as possible.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Highly reliable metal mount assures durability for active use, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its shooting performance.
Otras características:
Aperture range (F-F): 4 - 5.6
Auto focus: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m
Colour of product: Black
Diagonal angle of view (max): 12°
Diagonal angle of view (min): 4.1°
Diameter: 7.36 cm
Filter size: 6.7 cm
Focal length range (f-f): 100 - 300 mm
Focus adjustment: Auto/Manual
Image sensor format: Micro Four Thirds
Length: 12.6 cm
Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/12
Lens type: Telephoto
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum aperture number: 22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv): 60 cm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv): 20 cm
Mounting type: Bayonet
Weight: 520 g
Zoom capability: 3

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    I ordered this lens to partner with a Panasonic DMC-GX1 camera. I am an enthusiastic amateur looking to develop further as a photographer, and I decided to buy this lens with a certain amount of skepticism. Other Panasonic lenses have proven to be superb - the 20mm f1.7 prime, the 7-14mm f4.0 Ultra-Wide are both examples of exquisite design and build - but the 100-300mm comes with the reputation of being a bit soft around the edges, especially at the long end of it's prodigious 600mm equivalent range. So how does it stand up?

    Pros:
    1. Optically, it is quite a bit better than I expected. Initial shots on static targets deliver images that are every bit as good (subjectively slightly better) than the Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L partnered with my Canon EOS 7D. That came as a very pleasant surprise.

    2. Shortened down to 100mm it's compact and light, so ergonomically it's comfortable to use, even on a relatively lightweight body such as the Panasonic DMC-GX1.

    3. The auto-focus system is very good. By "very good", I mean that it is effortlessly faster and visibly more accurate than the Canon combination I was using for comparison.

    Cons:
    1. Build quality, whilst mechanically OK, under-sells the lens. It feels just a little on the "economy" side of the spectrum, which is a massive shame, since this is in complete contrast to image quality. Like most zoom lenses, it extends from 100 to 300mm via a rotating barrel collar. The movement is not completely smooth; if the lens gets warm in sunlight you may sense moments of "stickiness" in that movement.

    2. Subjectively, whilst the short end is nice and wide at f4.0, it does seem to slope off quite quickly to f5.6.

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    This is a very well made product which comes highly specified. It fulfils the promise of micro 4/3rds in that it has a fantastic zoom range in a compact and lightweight package. Build quality is excellent, all plastic but high quality and tight fitting. Unusually for lens of this type there is no lens creep when the lens is inverted (other manufacturers note!). AF is not as fast as it could be and at times it hunts badly. I'm also not entirely convinced that the image stabilisation actually adds anything to the lens and I wonder if Panasonic could leave it out and reduce the price. Bottom line, if you own a m4/3rds camera at present there is no other zoom with this range although Olympus have announced a similar product. Four stars only because of the slow/hunting AF and the questionable utility of the OIS which adds to the price.

    19/06/2011 - Having used this lens for 6 months I have upgraded it to 5-stars. It is an outstanding performer for the money, especially when partnered with the Panasonic GH-2 camera.

    10/05/2014 I cant' believe I have owned this lens for almost four years. I have actually sold all my remaining m43rds kit except my GH-2 and this lens. That is how good it is.
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    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. This is quite ridiculous, unless wanting to print posters. Nevertheless, when the RAW files are sharpened in Adobe Camera Raw, with mild masking and noise reduction, this lens proves to be a winner optically. The images are detailed enough to crop down to perhaps 50%, giving the equivalent of a 1200mm focal length at the long end!

    It is remarkably compact, and light, especially when compared with the bulk and weight of a 35 mm equivalent lens having a 200 - 600 mm zoom range.

    Now we come to the "however" bit of my review. The build quality leaves a lot to be desired. The lens barrel extends in two telescopic sections, when zoomed to the longer end of the focal range, and the zooming action is "sticky". When the zoom ring is rotated, there is a feeling of a lack of lubrication: it cannot be accurately set to a desired point, because there is an un-dampened, non-linear resistance to overcome, which results in a jerky action. This results in undershooting or overshooting the desired point. Smooth zooming is impossible.

    I thought at first that the stickiness would ease with use, but this was not to be. I went to the Panasonic UK web site, and was disappointed to find that their web site provides no help for Lumix G camera users, and the telephone help line is only for domestic appliances, TVs and the like.
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    Update after several months ownership/use: Last year I originally said I think this lens is an enabler, and I think that's still the best way to regard it. However, under the right circumstances, i.e. at f8, this lens can deliver some pretty reasonable results, (see moon pic) so I'm bumping it up a star because I *do* like this lens. One failing that has become apparent is that the manual focus mechanism is not as smooth as it should be, and as the auto-focus performance of the lens is not great, this is somewhat of an issue. I like to use manual focus, so this spoils the lens a little for me, but doesn't ruin it. Bottom line, I'd like to give it 3.5 stars but I can't, so 4* it is.

    Original review:
    The purpose of a review is to assist with a buying choice. Bear with me, this review gives a slightly different perspective on buying this lens.

    Firstly, if you have a Panasonic G-series without sensor-shift image stabilisation and want some long reach, this is the pick of a very small bunch of lenses. Sadly you have to pay the "m43 tax", by that I mean this lens is noticably more expensive than the equivalent for a more popular mount, but if you're prepared to bite the bullet and cough up, it's a nice enough performer. Olympus make the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 lens with a greater range for £100 less, but it lacks the optical image stabilisation so is unlikely to produce great results handheld at full stretch on a Panasonic without sensor shift image stabilisation.

    I think, and this review is all opinion, that this lens falls into a category of what I think of as "enablers". Some lenses, such as the Olympus 45mm 1:1.8, the Panasonic 20mm 1:1.7 earn their place amongst your kit because they are excellent performers.
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