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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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...Sounds like a realistically priced alternative to the 12-200mm....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-M...3ubt:rk:3:pf:0
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Seller is from Hong Kong; item is in Norway (apparently).
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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Seller is from Hong Kong; item is in Norway (apparently).
That might be typical of our future trade deals!
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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That is a good price.
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

And there is also another 6 off offer on eGlobal UK's site at the moment!
Interesting comments on the 14-150 I've never had one but I thought although it isn't a pro lens it was generally thought of as quite a good performer, pretty much equivalent to the Panny 14-140 that I do have and that is pretty good in my book.
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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Well, those are my pictures on Facebook and I thought the lens did ok. Not for 799 though and I will stick to my 12-100 PRO. And I will also defend the 14-150 which does a good job on my Pen F.


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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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Well, those are my pictures on Facebook and I thought the lens did ok. Not for 799 though and I will stick to my 12-100 PRO. And I will also defend the 14-150 which does a good job on my Pen F.


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Yup - actually I should have noted that FB often does odd things to image resolution and exposure, so drawing firm conclusions is risky.
It would be good to see some more pro reviews, but I agree with your conclusions re the competition.
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

BEST Travel Lens 2019? Olympus M.Zuiko 12-200mm - RED35 Review

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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

Ephotozine have a test of this lens at https://www.ephotozine.com/article/o...s-review-33328

And Robin Wong has published his views here: https://blog.mingthein.com/2019/02/2...-200-f3-5-6-3/

I already have a Mk 1 14-150mm M.Zuiko that is ideally suited to my Pen F for size, and from the above reports I don't see it as giving a better performance, while the extended zoom range is not that significant either. So at the present prices I'll stick with my 14-150 for my Pen F when I need an easily portable 'tourist' outfit (supplemented with my old Lumix 100-300 if I need the tele range). If I need a high quality outfit I'd be carrying
my E-M1II and 12-100, 40-150 & MC-14 in a backpack!

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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

24-400 is a whole lot of useful, even when factoring in the inevitable compromises. I'd like to have this lens, but still think the launch price is a little, erm, pricey. I expect (hope?) this will come down.
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Re: Oly 12-200 f3.5-6.3

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24-400 is a whole lot of useful, even when factoring in the inevitable compromises. I'd like to have this lens, but still think the launch price is a little, erm, pricey. I expect (hope?) this will come down.
Being a 'Non-Pro' lens I would think it will. Then again, Pro lenses come down in price too & with some good sales or cash back deals at times.
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