Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f4 OIS review

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS reviews roundup: should you buy it?

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS reviews roundup: is it worth the price?

Released in 2019, the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS is the first full-frame telephoto zoom lens for the new Panasonic S system. It’s a Pro lens, which means it belongs to the series of professional lenses controlled by Leica.

OIS means it has optical image stabilization and it’s compatible with Dual IS 2 technology, to combine mechanical and optical stabilization.

If you’re a sports and landscape photographer and you own a new Panasonic S camera, that’s the right lens for you.

Specs: 

  • Mount: Panasonic L-mount (full frame)
  • Optical stabilization: Yes
  • Dust/splash/freeze-resistant
  • Weight: 985 grams (2.17 lb)
  • Min. aperture: f/4
  • Max. aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.92m
  • Filter size: 77mm
Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Lens, Full-Frame L Mount, Leica Certified, Optical Image...
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS – 70-200mm telephoto zoom F4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame digital mirrorless cameras
  • O.I.S. STABILIZATION – Complies with LUMIX camera Body I.S.; 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 [1] makes it possible to use 6-stop slower shutter speed [2]
  • LENS ELEMENTS – 23 lenses in 17 groups; an aspherical lens and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification

What do the critics think of the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS?

Overall, most reviews on the web say that the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS is rather good: the lens has a good construction, the internal zoom is useful, it’s weather sealed, but the price is quite high.

Alternatives:

There’s no other option so far since it’s the first zoom lens for Panasonic S1.

Most reviews like…

  • Dual IS Image Stabilization
  • Internal zoom for optimal stability
  • Tropicalized
  • Removable tripod collar (included in the box)
  • Focus clutch for manual focusing
  • Image quality is good overall with distortion

Most reviews don’t like…

  • Expensive lens for an f/4
  • Disappointing resolution

For more infos about the positive and negatives sides of the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS, check out the selection of reviews below:

Websites Reviews

  • Pcmag.com★★★☆☆ – (‘for $1,700, this is a lens that needs to deliver absolute crackerjack image quality, and it falls a little short.’)
  • Photographyblog.com★★★★½ – (‘Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS is an excellent and versatile lens that makes a lot of sense paired with the S1 or S1R’)

Youtube reviews

Amazon users reviews

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Lens, Full-Frame L Mount, Leica Certified, Optical Image...
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS – 70-200mm telephoto zoom F4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame digital mirrorless cameras
  • O.I.S. STABILIZATION – Complies with LUMIX camera Body I.S.; 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 [1] makes it possible to use 6-stop slower shutter speed [2]
  • LENS ELEMENTS – 23 lenses in 17 groups; an aspherical lens and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification

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