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  • 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.

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    Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

    You will need up to date firmware

    https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/..._download.html
    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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    • #3
      Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

      Maybe we'll see an updated and even faster version of this: https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review...-zuiko-auto-t/
      Regards,
      Mark

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      Too much Oly gear.
      Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15, 35-100, Laowa 7.5.
      Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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      • #4
        Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

        Did you see the price tag??
        * Henry
        * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
        * Malaysia


        All my garbage so far.

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        • #5
          Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

          But it's very nice though Henry 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.
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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          • #6
            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.
            * Henry
            * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
            * Malaysia


            All my garbage so far.

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            • #7
              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
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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              • #8
                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
                * Henry
                * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                * Malaysia


                All my garbage so far.

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                • #9
                  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
                  Chris

                  Black OM-D E-M1 MkII, Silver PEN-F, Black Lumix GX7, and too many lenses!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                    Originally posted by CJJE View Post

                    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

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                    • #11
                      Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                      The TC looks interesting. Compatible with 100-400 and EM-1?

                      Harold
                      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                        I was offered this. Amazing lens and it's really

                        With that 1.4 in, this is the moon from last night before it was covered. It's cropped but the details.



                        And this is at f2.8 and ISO 1600

                        * Henry
                        * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                        * Malaysia


                        All my garbage so far.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                          So that's the Panny 200mm f2.8 Henry? You lucky man. Can you use the Olympus x1.4 and x2 converters on it or do you need to use Panasonic ones?
                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                            It's not possible to use the MC14 on it and the TC14 that comes with it cannot be used with the 40-150 either

                            I do not have that MC20 to test.
                            * Henry
                            * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                            * Malaysia


                            All my garbage so far.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Panasonic Leica 200mm

                              I guess that if you can't use the MC14 you won't be able to use the MC20 either. AFAIK they're only compatible with the 300/4 and 40-150/2.8.
                              David

                              EM1ii, EM10ii

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