Question about Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Vlad S
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100-300mm F2.8
In reply to pavinder, Mar 27, 2013

pavinder wrote:

Further to this, would a 100-300mm f2.8 lens be:

a) possible to make   or

b) prohibitively heavy/large/expensive  anyway?

Sigma makes a 120-300mm f/2.8. The size difference for SLR and mirrorless lenses of the same FL is small for long lenses, so I think that a µ4/3 100-300 f/2.8 would look similar.

The lens is 289.2 mm × 114.4 mm, and weighs almost 3 kg, or about 6.5 lbs. It sells on Amazon for $2700. You can see images of it in the review here.

I think that as we get to the point where µ4/3 can easily be the only system that an advanced photographer can own, such a tool would be welcome, even if it is not something that a lot of people would buy. But the Sigma lens does not have peers from Canon or Nikon, and I do not think that Olympus or Panasonic will be interested in creating such a niche lens.

Vlad

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