Review Panasonic G100 & 100-300 'macros' w/16mm ext tube


Mu-43 Top Veteran
Oct 11, 2010
South Florida
Real Name
Steve Nunez
I know the Panasonic G100 doesn't get much appreciation around the forums for it's lack of IBIS but when used with a lens that has OIS it can produce great images. Here is a set of images taken with the camera and a Pan 100-300 lens and a 16mm extension tube for close focusing- it was a pleasure to use and it's image quality seems similar to my G9. What do you guys think? P1010668-DN-standard.JPG P1010727-DN-standard.JPG P1010622-DN-standard.JPG P1010661-DN-standard.JPG P1010780-DN-standard.JPG P1010690-DN-standard.JPG P1010788-DN-standard.JPG P1010593-DN-standard.JPG P1010748-DN-standard.JPG P1010774-DN-standard.JPG P1010600-DN-standard.JPG P1010764-DN-standard.JPG P1010566-DN-standard.JPG
May 15, 2016
Sydney, Australia
I use my 100-300 II with my G85 and it does quite well for close ups of say lizard scales.
But for something really fine like spiders and their hair details I find (at least with my copy) that it falls apart with the very fine details. For true macro 1:1 I did try once but results were none to good.

The 100-300 for close up work in good light is quite good, especially for the price and size. The dual IS on a compatable panasonic body is really good as well. Makes a good travel combo with the 14-140

Little Fish

Mu-43 Regular
Mar 9, 2021
Those photos look great for the G100. And for daylight it turned out as good if not very comparable to the G9. I suspect the G9 would do better during the early morning light when fast shutter speeds are limited because of the light.

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