Panasonic Lumix S 70-300 F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS Overview

Announced Feb 18, 2021 •
Telephoto zoom lens | L-Mount
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Announced Feb 18, 2021

The Panasonic S 70-300 F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS is a telephoto lens for L-mount bodies. Of its 17 elements, it sports one ultra extra-low dispersion, one ultra-high refractive index and two extra-low dispersion lenses. Its focus group is driven by a linear motor.

The built-in image stabilizer can reduce shake by up to 5.5 stops, and is compatible with Panasonic cameras with Dual IS support. The lens has a minimum focal length of 0.54m at its wide end and a max magnification of 0.5x at 300mm. The 70-300 is weather-sealed, functions down to -10°C/+14°F, and has a fluorine coating to resist oil and water.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 70–300 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount L-Mount
Max aperture F4.5–5.6
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.54 m (21.26)
Max magnification 0.5×
Weight 790 g (1.74 lb)
Length 148 mm (5.83)

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Our review

The Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 is a well-built telephoto zoom that autofocuses very quickly and very closely, and has solid image quality across the zoom range. It's unremarkable maximum aperture range limits its use for low-light shooting, but for casual wildlife, landscape and sports photography in brighter conditions, it's definitely worth a look for L-mount shooters.

Good for: Landscape, wildlife and casual sports and portrait photography.

Not so good for: Fast action in lower lighting conditions, and those that are looking for shallower depth of field that faster-aperture lenses would allow for.

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