Panasonic announces Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. lens

Feb 18, 2021

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Panasonic announces Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. lens

Feb 18, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

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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:

Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View8.3° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance1.8′ / 54 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Optical Design17 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.3 x 5.8″ / 84 x 148 mm
Weight1.7 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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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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