Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS

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The first supertelephoto zoom for Micro 4/3 systems. The Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS has a nice small design, contrast AF system support, and MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization to prevent blurry photos from shaky hands. The multi-coating and ED glass used in the lens minimize ghosting or flare from any stray light. The high-speed, silent Contrast AF, internal focus drive system, and image stabilization make it a good choice for both photo and video.

Tim Ashbrand

Tim's Take

Tim Ashbrand

Technical Support Manager

This is the best supertelephoto zoom option for Micro 4/3 to date (July 2013). Considering it’s focal range of 200-600mm, the f/4-5.6 aperture is pretty good. Sure it would be great if it was an f/2.8, but shrink ray guns just aren’t flooding the market yet. In all seriousness, you can get some great results with the 100-300mm if you approach it like any other supertelephoto lens. Locked down on a tripod with a reciprocal shutter speed relative to the focal length or faster.

Filter Size
1.14 lb.
Minimum Focusing Distance
4.9 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (4/3 frame)
12 to 4 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel extending, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
Mega O.I.S., roughly 2 stops
Focusing System
Internal, full-time manual override
Aperture Blades
7 curved
Aperture Change
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Micro Four Thirds
  • Lens w/front and rear caps
  • Hood
  • Lens pouch

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60 days $27.00 $180.00 $207.00 $3.45
90 days $35.00 $232.00 $267.00 $2.97
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4 days $30.00 $7.50
7 days $40.00 $5.71
10 days $54.00 $5.40
14 days $70.00 $5.00
21 days $94.00 $4.48
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45 days $154.00 $3.42
60 days $180.00 $3.00
90 days $232.00 $2.58

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