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Invicta 11th May 2018 06:11 PM

Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Would you buy the Panasonic Leica 200mm f2.8 lens?

A new basic video review at:

http://thisweekinphoto.com/panasonic...bout-the-gear/

The lens came out late last year but I only just noticed it via the above review.

alfbranch 11th May 2018 07:13 PM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
You will need up to date firmware

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/..._download.html

drmarkf 11th May 2018 08:11 PM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Maybe we'll see an updated and even faster version of this: https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review...-zuiko-auto-t/

blu-by-u 12th May 2018 07:51 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Did you see the price tag?? :eek:

Phill D 12th May 2018 09:24 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
But it's very nice though Henry *devil I had a play with one at the recent Photo Show at the NEC. For me I preferred the reach and price tag of the 100-400 but it's a lot slower.

blu-by-u 13th May 2018 05:50 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Uncle Phil, you got to play with it at NEX?? :JEALOUS.

Would love to have this. The 150mm is just not enough. BUT that price tag it carries, I can only dream. 100-400..at tat not bright enough.

Phill D 13th May 2018 07:00 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
It was at the Photography Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham in March this year Henry. I agree about the 100-400 it would be nice if it was a bit brighter at 400 but high iso is pretty good these days so it's not so bad. If it had a much wider aperture then it's weight would go up so it's always a compromise between max aperture weight and price as you know of course. Mind you I thought gear was cheap in Malaysia ;)

blu-by-u 14th May 2018 08:37 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Unfortunately the prices are pretty much international. The advantage (disadvantage) is the difference in exchange rate. At the point of the 12-100, the Ringgit was pretty strong but have since dropped to almost GBP1 to RM6. With our new Gov, it's going to to go stronger. So not that attractive :(

CJJE 6th July 2019 02:02 PM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
To resurrect an old thread...

I was out at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod again yesterday, and as I've found in previous years my 75mm f1.8 was very useful for covering the middle of the stage in the pavilion from the front of the non-reserved seats. But my new 12-200 lens was just too slow for the light levels to zoom in tighter (it was fine for the brighter outside stages however).

Wouldn't it be nice to have a 150mm f2 reborn as an M.Zuiko lens? I'd prefer this to a 200mm f2.8 to be honest. :)

Chris

RobEW 7th July 2019 02:21 PM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CJJE (Post 484893)

Wouldn't it be nice to have a 150mm f2 reborn as an M.Zuiko lens? I'd prefer this to a 200mm f2.8 to be honest. :)

Chris

There's always the MMF-3.

(And if adapter + Little Tuna is prohibitively expensive, the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro is a fine general purpose telephoto lens, though perhaps AF is too slow for some purposes )

Harold Gough 8th July 2019 10:17 AM

Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm
 
The TC looks interesting. Compatible with 100-400 and EM-1?

Harold


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