Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 614
Re: Realistic alternative ...
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jwilliams wrote:

Auf Reisen wrote:

HHlim18 wrote:

MShot wrote:

I like a consumer 12-100, weather sealed, $600 for travel. A little bigger than the 14-150 but f/2.8 - 4. Don't often go past 100mm when I travel but use 12mm. 12-100 is too big/heavy for me to carry for a long time.

You're looking for a small light weight 12-100mm f2.8-4 consumer lens that cost $600? Olympus will never release one because it kill sales of their Pro 12-100mm f4. Panasonic too because leica 12-60mm f2.8-4. In your perfect world we can have best of all worlds but cons of none, however we aren't in it. Have a more realistic expectation or disappointment will be your BFF.

The two Panasonic 12-60s co-exist side by side, so I don't really see a problem with it. It doesn't have to match the IQ, build quality, or close focusing abilities of the 12-100 pro. Just be slightly better than the 14-150 and weather-sealed.

Probably not for 600, though.

A 12-100 2.8-4 would be a huge lens. Bigger than the 12-100 4 which is not small and not something I would not want to take as an all day walk around lens.

A realistic solution to a better affordable travel zoom would have been something like a 12-100 3.5-5.6. This could be made fairly small. Make it so it has very good IQ at 100 5.6, a reasonable price, and I'm a buyer.

Also, add sync IS. Why they made a super slower and expensive lens without adding sync IS is mind boggling.

Ah, I didn't notice the part about it being 2.8-4. I absolutely agree, 3.5-5.6 would be much better and decrease weight and size. I don't think sync-Is is necessary. For the type of shooting you do with a travel zoom, IBIS is enough. I know I don't miss it on my Tamron.

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