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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.

25 June 2018
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:

  • solid casing and high build quality,
  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • properly corrected lateral chromatic aberration,
  • slight longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • lack of problems with spherical aberration,
  • not bothersome distortion,
  • imperceptible coma,
  • sensational image stabilization,
  • sensibly fast, accurate and silent autofocus.

Cons:

  • a bit too high astigmatism in the middle of the focal range,
  • performance against bright light could have been better.
The list of pros of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50–200 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. is really long; in order to be honest I have to admit these two cons I added a bit by force because they aren’t serious flaws at all. The weight and physical dimensions are additional assets of the tested lens, especially if you compare them to respective dimensions of its full frame 100-400 mm rivals. This device is really small and handy and I was able to appreciate it running up and down the hills of Faroe Islands. What’s more, its good aperture fastness allows you to attach it to a teleconverter without lowering the results and I mean here every system body available. You cannot say the same thing about slower 100-400 mm lenses.

As we’ve already mentioned Faroe Islands let me present also some edited photos I took during that trip; the tested lens was attached to the Panasonic Lumix DMC GX9.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary



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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. - Summary