Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens is a fast telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system cameras. Photozone posted their review and test results for the Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X mft lens.
They mark the Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens as “highly recommended” as few lenses gets this award. Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X lens providing a classic focal range of 70-200mm in 35mm terms, the 35-100mm lens is both compact and lightweight.
It combines 18 lens elements in 13 groups, including 2 ED and 1 UED lens elements, features f/2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range.
Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X Lens Review : “Highly Recommended “
From Photozone review:
It is dead sharp in the image center and pretty good in the border region. Since distortions are auto-corrected, there is nothing to worry about here. You may spot some light falloff in the corners at f/2.8 but it’s not overly disturbing and gone from f/4 onward. Lateral CAs are quite low. The quality of the bokeh – a major aspect of a fast lens – is very good. The background blur is beautifully rendered and there’s almost no bokeh fringing.
|Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X Lens Specifications|
|Equiv. focal length||“70-200mm” (full format equivalent)|
|Equiv. aperture||“f/5.6” (full format equivalent in terms of depth-of-field)|
|Optical construction||18 elements in 13 groups inc. 1xUED & 2xED elements|
|Number of aperture blades||7 (circular)|
|min. focus distance||0.85m (max. magnification: 1:10)|
|Dimensions (L x W)||67x100mm|
|Filter size||58mm (non-rotating)|
|Hood||barrel-shaped, bayonet mount, supplied|
|Other features||Nano-Coating, Power OIS, weather sealing|