Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X Lens Review : “Highly Recommended”

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.

See also : Best Zoom Lenses For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X Lens Review : “Highly Recommended “

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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 Lumix G X VARIO 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens is currently priced for $1,349.00. You can check out the current prices for the Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 X lens at Amazon and Adorama.

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
Weight 360g
Filter size 58mm (non-rotating)
Hood barrel-shaped, bayonet mount, supplied
Other features Nano-Coating, Power OIS, weather sealing