The lens optical design is compact and lightweight, yet it provides a 300mm zoom at the telephoto end to dynamically bring your subject, such as wildlife or sports, up close. The powerful zoom gives you increased creative flexibility when shooting outdoors.
With a minimum focusing distance of 0.54m* and maximum magnification of 0.5x (at 300m), the 70-300mm allows you the freedom to shoot outstanding macro photography. Close-up views of small and sensitive subjects, such as birds and butterflies, can be easily captured from a distance.
* Closest focusing distance of 0.54m (at 70mm) / 0.74m (at 300mm).
The 11-blade circular aperture diaphragm features optimised blade shape and arrangement. This produces a beautiful rendition of light sources within your images, such as sunlight shining through tree leaves and colourful illuminations, by creating soft and exquisitely attractive beams of light.
Combining the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the lens and the Body I.S. in your LUMIX S Series camera*, the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 powerfully compensates for handshake, making it possible to use a 5.5-stop slower shutter speed.**
* 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 can be used with the camera LUMIX S1H, S1R, S1 and S5, as of February 18, 2021.
** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=300mm, when LUMIX S5 is used).
The LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. is designed to keep shooting even in the toughest conditions thanks to its dust and splash resistant construction, even in temperatures as low as -10 °C.
* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
The optimised configuration has 17 elements in 11 groups, including two ED, one UED and one UHR lens to minimise aberrations and ensure superb resolution.