Panasonic announces Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. lens
Panasonic has just launched the Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. lens. It leaked in the lens roadmap last year, but now it’s officially here and ready for preorders. It looks like a pretty versatile lens that lets you shoot the subjects really far from you, but those really close too, so lets’ see what it has to offer.
The Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is made for full-frame L-mount cameras. It’s equipped with 5.5-stop dual-axis optical image stabilization for sharper images. As for the build, it packs 17 elements in 11 groups, and it’s made for outdoor shooting: it’s rugged dust-, splash-, and freeze-proof.
An interesting feature of this lens is that you can shoot at a pretty close range. It allows 0.50x magnification at 300mm, so you can shoot close-up images. It’s not technically macro since it would have to allow 1:1 magnification, but you can still get pretty close to birds, insects, and flowers around you.
Here are the specs and a few more photos:
|70 to 300mm
|f/4.5 to 5.6
|Angle of View
|8.3° to 34°
|Minimum Focus Distance
|1.8′ / 54 cm
|17 Elements in 11 Groups
|77 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)
|3.3 x 5.8″ / 84 x 148 mm
|1.7 lb / 790 g
The Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. is available for preorders for $1,249, and it should start shipping in early May 2021.
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