Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Video Review

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Video Review - David Thorpe casts his eyes on the 'pricey but mighty' 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 from Panasonic.

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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. in Interchangeable Lenses

 

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH lens completes the line up of Panasonic's top-quality, high performance zooms and according to David Thorpe, it oozes quality but has a price tag to match. However, pleasingly for Micro Four Thirds shooters, this lens and its 2 siblings - the 12-60 and 9-18mm - are different enough from their Olympus competitors to provide a real alternative but does its performance justify the price? 

In a nutshell, David believes, as does ePz, that the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 is a 'compact and efficient telephoto zoom that delivers excellent quality'. We awarded it our top 'Editor's Choice' accolade and David also praises its performance, too. 

According to David, the lens feels expensive, which isn't a bad thing, as it means it feels weighty, well-built and has a glossy, tactile finish. The lens has excellent stabilisation built-in and focusing is as fast as you would expect, almost instantaneous on single AF. Image sharpness is brilliant and the lens offers all of the bells and whistles you'd expect to find on a lens priced at this level. 

David goes on to explore the lens in much more detail in the short but informative video review so do hit play and please also remember to take a look at David's YouTube channel where you'll find plenty of other informative reviews. 

 

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Photos of Equipment

 

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Sample Photos

 

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
General
Lens Mounts
  • Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length50mm - 200mm
Angle of View6.2 - 24
Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/4
Min Aperturef/22
Filter Size67mm
StabilisedYes
35mm equivalent100mm - 400mm
Internal focusingYes
Maximum magnification0.25x
Focusing
Min Focus75cm
Construction
Blades9
Elements21
Groups15
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight655g
Height132mm

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