A Review of the New Panasonic Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

The new Panasonic Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is remarkably small and portable for what it offers, making it an intriguing option for macro and portrait work alike. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this great video review takes a look at the new Panasonic Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens for L mount cameras. Despite its tiny size, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro offers an impressive range of features, including:

  • Dual Phase Linear Motor: Ensures high-speed autofocusing and suppresses focus breathing
  • Macro Design: 1:1 magnification ratio, 8" minimum focusing distance
  • 9-bladed circular diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • 13 elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical elements, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements, one extra-low dispersion element for reduced chromatic and spherical aberrations 
  • Focus mode switch and focus range selector switch
  • Dust- and splash-resistant, operable at temperatures as low as 14°F
  • Filter Size: 67 mm (Front)
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.9 x 3.2" / 73.6 x 82 mm
  • Weight: 10.5 oz / 298 g

Altogether, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro looks like quite an achievement from Panasonic. Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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