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

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 6,153
My copy ... NOT soft!
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Kubicide wrote:

Well, I've had good luck with the Panny Leica's until now. Just received the new 50-200 lens and it's unfortunately quite soft at 200mm. Surprisingly bad actually, and there's also a significant drop in contrast suggesting possible flare / stray light issues as well.

Curious to hear from others that may have bought this lens - can you post a sample image @ 200mm if your lens is sharp?

I just received my lens a few hours ago and have done some preliminary checks.  Happy to report that it's actually very sharp at the long end, even with the 2X TC attached.  I'll post a bunch of tests and comparisons to some of my other lenses in the next few days, but for now....

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