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

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Pixnat2
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This lens exists : the Zuiko 90-250mm f/2.8
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

Yes. The 90-250 f/2.8 is made for 4/3 sensor. There's even a Zuiko 300 f/2.8 made for 4/3 sensor

b) prohibitively heavy/large/expensive  anyway?

Yes, of course. You can look how large it is on m4/3 bodies :

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html

The zuiko 90-250 f/2.8 costs 6000 $ and weight 3.27 kg

The zuiko 300 f/2.8 costs 7000 $ and weight 3.27 kg

So, the answer is yes to all your questions.

I seriously doubt we will see one day such lenses for the m4/3 system. It would make no sense for a protable system.

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