Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review: The premier f/2.8 supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds


posted Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:35 PM EDT

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We're cranking away here, churning through a backlog of lens reviews, and next up is our lab review of the new Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Leica supertelephoto lens. Debuting towards the end of 2017, the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 just made the cut-off for our annual Lens of the Year Awards, and no shocker here, but it easily got the nod for Best Telephoto Prime lens last year: small, light and tack-sharp!

We've now compiled our lab testing results and published our full review of this premium, professional-grade lens, and the results are fantastic. As we'd hoped, the lens is stunningly sharp wide-open -- and pretty much throughout its aperture range. Chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting are all well-controlled. And like other Panasonic-Leica lenses, this 200mm prime is built like a tank with a metal, weather-sealed construction. Pair this lens with a Lumix G9, for example, and you have yourself one sweet, high-performanc sports and wildlife setup that's ready for any conditions -- and one that won't weigh you down!

Panasonic GH5 + 200mm f/2.8 vs. the Canon 1D X II + 400mm f/2.8!

For the details, test results and commentary, check out our Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 review.

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