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Panasonic G9 & Leica 200mm f/2.8 announced
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Quote:The Oly 300mm f/4 is "just" 2500USD.

The Leica 100-400mm is pretty much the bargain alternative at 1800USD ( ... or 1300USD locally ...  Big Grin  )

 

Seriously 3k$? That's 1k too much no matter how you look at this.

 

It's even more weird when considering the fairly reasonable costs for the new Leica zoom lenses (8-18mm, 12-60mm). The upcoming 50-200mm f/2.8-4 is probably also in the same ballpark as those.
 It appears to be very good, actually. See official Pana MTF chart below

 

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Some reviews:

http://www.photobyrichard.com/reviewbyri...-8-review/

 

https://www.lumixgexperience.panasonic.c...gTByIiQzmH

 

Check the 100% crop bird's head in the second review; I think it is page 2..

 

Whether it is expensive, too expensive, or just right in the end is a matter of whether people who think they need it will indeed buy one.

As to some of the comparisons made: the "equivalent" EF 400 F/5.6 L is very old, and has no IS. A new version with IS would likely come in at around $2000 if not more.

However, it still is a 200 mm F/2.8 lens, and a pro version for that matter.

 

Personally, I will not likely buy one. I don't shoot at 400 mm equivalent very much, and besides, I do happen to have a Canon 100-400L IS II, and a bunch of Metabones adapters, for the occasion I do need to do so.

 

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....
  


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Panasonic G9 & Leica 200mm f/2.8 announced - by Guest - 11-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Panasonic G9 & Leica 200mm f/2.8 announced - by wim - 11-09-2017, 09:25 PM
Panasonic G9 & Leica 200mm f/2.8 announced - by Guest - 11-10-2017, 09:22 PM
Panasonic G9 & Leica 200mm f/2.8 announced - by Guest - 11-13-2017, 09:53 AM

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