Panasonic continues to work through its ambitious L-mount roadmap, introducing a video-optimised telephoto zoom for its full-frame mirrorless line-up in the form of the new Lumix S Telezoom 70-300mm / 4.5-5.6 / MAKRO / OIS, which can also be used as a macro lens with its 1:2 factor at 300mm.
The video-optimised functions primarily include minimised focus breathing and a low focus shift when zooming. In addition, the OIS system has been further improved, so that in combination with the current sensor stabilisation of the Lumix S camera series, a stabilisation performance of up to +5.5 EV is possible, which is currently the best stabilisation performance on the market in this segment.
The new Lumix S telephoto zoom 70-300mm / 4.5-5.6 / MAKRO / OIS is dust- and splash-proof as well as cold-resistant to at least -10 degrees. The newly designed linear motor works with 480Hz control and should therefore focus much faster than the competition.
Panasonic has placed special emphasis on the design of the bokeh in connection with the aperture construction.
The Lumix S telephoto zoom 70-300mm / 4.5-5.6 / MAKRO / OIS is the only 70-300 we know of that has 11 rounded aperture blades. In the optical engineering, particular emphasis was placed on avoiding the "onion skin" effect and on uniform aperture star renderings at wider apertures.
The Lumix S telephoto zoom 70-300mm / 4.5-5.6 / MAKRO / OIS offers close focusing distances of 0.54-0.74m, has a filter mount of 77mm and is the first LUMIX S lens to feature fluorine coating for easy removal of oil and water.
Panasonic claims the weight is 790g with a length of 14.8cm.
The new Lumix S telephoto zoom 70-300mm / 4.5-5.6 / MAKRO / OIS will be available from April 2021 at a U.V.P. of € 1,349.