Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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JakeJY Senior Member • Posts: 3,516
Re: Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out
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inlawbiker wrote:

I will admit I have a weakness for superzooms. This one looks really good but I'm struggling a little bit with it. 12mm is nice yes and so is up to 200mm. My problem is the Panasonic 14-140 II is so good, I can't figure out why I'd spend this much to replace it. Maybe if they had pushed this thing out to 300mm like the RX10 Mark 3 (600 equiv)?

Yeah, 14-140 II is excellent for what it is. Maybe if it matches the IQ of the 14-140 II at those focal lengths then it'll be interesting. But one major advantage of the 14-140 II is how light and small it is (even with OIS built in). The 12-200mm is quite big.

As for pricing, I'm sure it'll drop later and be available used or refurb for much less. The 14-140 II wasn't a cheap lens either at launch ($700).

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