Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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String
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jwilliams wrote:

I'd love to have a superzoom that is noticeably better than my 14-150 II and doesn't both weigh and cost a huge amount. I see this as just slightly improved 14-150, which quite frankly I'm not that impressed with. Anyone who wants to give me a fair market price for mine can have it.

This lens is consumer grade gear at pro prices.

Heck this thing is as much or more than a 12-40 Pro and not much less than a 40-150 Pro. I happen to own both of those and they are worth their cost because they perform in-line with their price.

Its a consumer grade lens at consumer grade price; As a consumer grade lens, coming out at $899 isn't bad at all.

The 12-100Pro is $1299, The 12-40Pro is $999 and the 40-150Pro is $1499; all substantially more expensive than the new superzoom. Granted, the Pro lenses are regularly on sale however the new superzoom will also be on sale for a cheaper price just like everything else.

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