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Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200 mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S.

17 January 2018
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary



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Pros:

  • solid, sealed casing and high build quality,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • excellent image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • imperceptible lateral chromatic aberration,
  • practically zero longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • good correction of spherical aberration,
  • lack of distortion,
  • imperceptible coma,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • nice blurry areas,
  • low vignetting,
  • sensational image stabilization,
  • fast and silent autofocus,
  • very good cooperation with the teleconverter,
  • teleconverter being a part of the box set.

Cons:

  • autofocus hunting.
A very long list of advantages and just one flaw. I admit it, that single flaw was rather annoying at times but you could minimize it if you attach the lens to Panasonic bodies. As a result we don’t hesitate to award the lens our ‘Editor’s Choice’ badge.

Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200 mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. - Summary

In order not to make our summary too short I would like to add that I haven’t tested such an excellently corrected lens for a very long time, a lens which can provide resolution records already from the maximum relative aperture and had not even one small optical slip-up in our test. I wish there were more such instruments on the market.