differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Image stabilization Panasonic O.I.S. vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.8
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At its widest, the 100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S. captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S. Learn more about
the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

More zoom 4x vs 3x
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More than 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $505.89
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The best price we've seen is $407 cheaper (5.1x less)
Slightly better wide angle 75 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 73 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly narrower aperture f/6.7 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II goes 0.5 f-stops narrower
Slightly shorter 117 mm vs 126 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Learn more about
the Olympus ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.f/5.6
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 IIf/6.7
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.f/4
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 IIf/4.8
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.0.5 kg
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II423 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.73 mm
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II69 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.$505.89
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II$99.00
Length Short Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.126 mm
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II117 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.100 mm
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II75 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S.3x
ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II4x

competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED

Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED

Macro lens

$600

Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification More magnification
Diameter Larger diameter

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 O.I.S. Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$148 - $180

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED

Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED

Macro lens

$600

Magnification More magnification
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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