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Panasonic 100-300mm lens

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Friday 1st, October 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

News report Photokina - Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new interchangeable lens based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard from the Lumix G Micro System. The new Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300) lens realizes high optical performance and compactness with many technical advantages. The new telephoto zoom lens Lumix G Vario 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. realizes 300mm (35mm camera equivalent: 600mm) handheld ultra-telephoto zoom shots with astonishingly compact and light weight profile.

Panasonic 100-300mm lens

Panasonic 100-300mm lens features
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. lens 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. 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.

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Panasonic 100-300mm lens

Panasonic 100-300mm telephoto zoom lens
The new Panasonic 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.

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