Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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Simon97
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Re: Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out
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Coming from my 35mm film days, Having the field of view that is equivalent to 24-400mm in one lens is simply amazing. The superzooms that were out back then (1990s) were often in the 28-200 range and the IQ was not far from hopeless. The film speed I'd have to use with such a lens would be in the 200 to 800 iso range. These films were outperformed by the 5 to 8mp DSLRs that came soon after. Of course, MFT started at 12mp. We have it pretty good!

OTOH, is the price for such a convenience. I use the 12-32 kit lens and the 40-150R PF (plastic fantastic) which are cheap. Apertures slow down quick on superzooms and it is already f/6.2 at 100mm where it is f/5 on the PF. The PF retains decent IQ so is perhaps comparable the the 12-200 at similar FL. OTOH, the 12-200 appears to be mechanically a better made lens with a bit more reach. I'd have to weigh the convenience, cost and a few other factors before deciding.

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