New Panny Leica 50-200 Soft @ 200mm :(

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whumber
whumber Senior Member • Posts: 1,856
Re: Defective lens, return.
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Astrotripper wrote:

Kubicide wrote:

Just received the new 50-200 lens and it's unfortunately quite soft at 200mm.

Then send it back, because there should not be any perceptible drop in sharpness at 200mm.

The few lp/mm difference is too small to notice even when pixel peeping. And at 70 lp/mm, the sharpness is basically excellent for a zoom. The best of the best primes pass 90 lp/mm mark.

Source: optyczne.pl (I guess they will publish English version of this review on Lenstip.com in a few days)

I think the biggest takeaway is that the new 50-200 absolutely destroys the 40-150 + 1.4x if you want to shoot at 200/210mm. (PL => 73 lp/mm, O => 52 lp/mm).

EDIT: It seems like LensTip may have updated the 40-150 Pro results based on the E-M5ii as they updated the body text but hard to say for sure.  As a result, those numbers may not be an apples-to-apples comparison.

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