Anybody using Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH...?

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Anybody using Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH...?

I can not decide whether to get Zuiko Pro 40-150mm f2.8 or the above mentioned Leica?

I have E-M1Mk2. New Leica costs here about 1800-1900 € and Zuiko about 1200 €. Second hand Zuikos one can get for 800-900 eur but used 50-200 Leicas are almost impossible to find because it is a quite new lens and not owned by many also because there are about 10 times more Olympus users than Lumix shooters in local m43 scene.

I have Zuiko Pro 12-100mm so Leica 50-200 would make more sense. It is also lighter and smaller than Zuiko. But the Zuiko has constant f/2.8 and I could get TC1.4 for 200 € and the package would still be about 400-500€ less that Leica 50-200mm.

On the other hand the price difference is not a deal breaker. Photography is a hobby for me, I don´t invest in gear and I have never regretted buying good optics.

I am now leaning more towards Leica, but I´d love to read comments from people who actually have that lens.


P.S. There are some planned new zoom lenses in Olympus road map, but who knows when we hear more about those if ever.

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