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Old 22nd March 2018
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Re: Broken Leica DG 8-18mm

By the way, I tried the 50-200 and the 1.4 teleconverter on an E-M1ii body at the show. I was particularly interested to see what the focus speed was like compared to the 40-150 Pro, since you lose the trick Panny predictive focus system on Oly bodies.

The lens does feel significantly smaller and lighter, and the zoom throw is nicely weighted and the whole thing has a higher-quality feel than the 100-400 (as it should for the price).

Focus in the artificial lighting of the NEC was pretty quick with just the 50-200 fitted, but it became seriously sluggish when the tc was added. I didn’t test CAF, but I doubt this is a serious option for anyone with only Oly cameras who wants to photograph things that move.
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