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Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. Full-Frame Lens (2021)

MSRP 1350 EURNeoscore 69%NEX score 72%

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Product Overview

Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. is a telephoto zoom lens for L-mount mirrorless cameras. As its name suggests, it combines optical image stabilization (OIS) with semi "Macro" capability.
The new S 70-300mm sports 17 lens elements in 11 groups, including one UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lens, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses, and one UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens. Together, they deliver a minimum focusing distance of just over half a meter at the wide end and a 0.5x maximum magnification at the long end.
Further, the Lumix S 70-300mm offers up to 5.5-stop of image stabilization. Combined with the lens's robust build, including dust and splash resistance, this feature makes the lens an interesting choice for handheld stills and video works alike.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very useful focal range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Well built
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Impressive bokeh performance
Cons
  • Not as sharp as some rivals
  • Bokeh balls could be brighter
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
11 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 UED + 1 UHR + 2 ED elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
84 mm / 3.31 in
Size | Length
148 mm / 5.83 in
Weight
790 g / 27.92 oz

Function

Angle Of View
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4.5–5.6 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 300 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (5.5 stops)
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.5x
Min Focus Distance
540 mm / 21.26 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2021-02-18
Model Name
S-R70300

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

dpreview[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The Panasonic 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 exhibits only minimal distortion. It also controls vignetting pretty well. With the bundled lens hood mounted, the lens has good resistance to flare. It pairs beautifully with Panasonic's L-mount bodies, and has a solid, quality feel in-hand.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive bokeh performance
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Not as sharp as some rivals
  • Bokeh balls could be brighter

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Field review: Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/field-review-panasonic-s-70-300mm-f4-5-5-6-macro-ois. 2021-03-01. Retrieved 2022-01-28.

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