Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 100-400mm, F4.0-6.3 ASPH., Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S., H-RS100400 (USA BLACK)

Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 100-400mm, F4.0-6.3 ASPH., Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S., H-RS100400 (USA BLACK)

Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 100-400mm, F4.0-6.3 ASPH., Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S., H-RS100400 (USA BLACK)

  • Experience a Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera lens design with a significant reduction in size and weight. Up to two-thirds smaller and one-fifth the weight of comparable DSLR 35mm long zoom lenses
  • 100-400mm F/4.0-6.3 LEICA VARIO-ELMAR high-performance lens for nature photography (200-800mm 35mm camera lens equivalent), Closest Focusing Distance : FULL:1.3m/4.27ft, LIMIT:5.0m/16.4ft, Maximum magnification : Approx. 0.25x / 0.5x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Ideally suited for the outdoors with a splash and dustproof sealed body. (When combined with splash and dustproof LUMIX G Mirrorless camera models)
  • Impressive image stability with integrated LUMIX Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) and LUMIX Dual I.S. camera compatibility
  • Integrated rotary tripod mount and built-in sliding lens hood

Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds lenses deliver a no-compromise approach to optical performance for modern interchangeable camera enthusiasts. As an optical partner of legendary LEICA Lenses, the LUMIX *100-400mm F4.0-6.3 Lens features th

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  1. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I Never Give 5 Stars . . ., July 28, 2016
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    steve

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    I’ve been a stock photographer for nearly nine years and recently switched from a full frame DSLR to the 4/3 format. Weight reduction was the driving force behind that decision but after using my OMD em 5II camera for over a year, the most positive change (improvement) is the ability to see the effect of your exposure, before pushing the shutter. Every shot can now be perfectly exposed no matter how difficult the lighting situation.

    My decision to buy the Panasonic 100-400mm Zoom Lens over the other purchase options has also exceeded my expectations. The zoom range is the most apparent improvement but it’s not what make this lens such a great choice. Unlike most zoom lenses which are less than tack sharp at the extremes of their zoom range, this lens is super sharp all the way out to 400mm (800mm equivalent). It doesn’t matter if you’re using it to photograph an up close dragonfly or a distant bird your photograph will be sharp (assuming you’ve made the correct exposure decisions).

    The image stabilization is excellent as is the focusing which is extremely fast and accurate. I’ve even been able to do hand held focus stacking (thanks to Olympus Technology), with very good results (see attached dragonfly photo). As stated by other reviewers, the zoom is rather stiff but not unlike other professional lenses and is very acceptable in my opinion. Due to the limitations of the current focusing technology in 4/3 format this lens will not keep up with fast action like flying birds but then this is no surprise as I’ve had like results using my other lenses.

    While I have never given a five star rating before, I highly recommend this lens to anyone who wants “near perfection” in an extreme zoom lens. Without a doubt this lens has exceeded my expectations and is worth 5 stars and it’s rather exorbitant price tag.

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  2. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    REALLY glad I took a chance on this lens., May 22, 2016
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    I was concerned with this purchase as the early indications from photog review sites showed the lens was not sharp. Panasonic & Leica seemed to recognize this and held up release of the lens to make appropriate adjustments. Knowing this & seeing a late “and very positive” review after it was finally released I took a chance and ordered it once it became available.

    Thank goodness I did that because this is a wonderful addition to our lens collection! Its a beautiful lens and works flawlessly but all that wont matter for me if its not sharp. Trust me this lens is VERY sharp and the colors are gorgeous!

    The thing I see about this lens is it needs to be worked to its strengths. Its obviously not the fastest lens in the world especially at the long end so you need to have good light in order to get the best results out of it. If I have poor, dim, overcast condition light I’m going to use my Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro or 300mm F4.0 Pro lenses because they are a lot faster “although without the range on one or the zoom on the other”. If I have good light this is the lens I will have mounted because its so versatile with that huge zoom range and is fully capable of producing stunning results!

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  3. 64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The lighting was good and all shots were handheld, April 1, 2016
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    This review is from: Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 100-400mm, F4.0-6.3 ASPH., Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S., H-RS100400 (USA BLACK) (Electronics)
    I picked this lens up in a local camera store in Northern Australia yesterday and took it for its first outing this morning. The lighting was good and all shots were handheld. I think this lens is going to be a great addition to the Micro Four Thirds line up particularly for Nature Photographers particularly those who travel. For the range of focal lengths it offers it is quite compact and light. The fit and finish are excellent as one would expect from a lens bearing the Leica badge. From what I have seen I think sharpness and color rendition are excellent. For shear quality, convenience and versatility it is going to be hard to beat.

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