Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 625
Re: Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

traveler_101 wrote:

Auf Reisen wrote:

Yes, I read that segment. That is more or less the comparison I am looking for. But I am just not sure how much stock I should put in his memories from several months (or years) back. I **was also not sure if he meant "the 12-200's long end is as sharp as the 75-300/40-150 at the long end" or if he meant the 12-200's entire range is like that.>>

"While the lens may not give you the typical Olympus razor sharp image output at the longer end, it performs very well in the 12-100mm zoom range." Doesn't appear to me that there is any question about it: neither the 75-300 or the new 12-200 are good at the long end.

That's fine for me personally. With a travel lens, I only use the long end above 100mm for the occasional opportunistic wildlife shot. The 12-200 at 200 is probably still better than the 14-150 or 40-150R cropped. I just wish they had foregone the 100-200 range alltogether and made the lens lighter in return.

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