Leica 50-200mm Coming Soon?
Back in September 2016 I wrote about Panasonic announcing several new products. One of those new products was a Leica 50-200mm F/2.8-4.0 zoom which I was ecstatic about. Unfortunately it’s been a long time in coming, but the folks over at 43Rumors are suggesting our wait may be nearly over.
I truly hope so. I believe this lens will be at least as popular in sales as my current favorite telephoto, the Leica 100-400mm. As long as it’s quality Leica glass and MUCH, MUCH sharper than the current Vario 45-200mm, this should be a huge success. I’m even hopeful that being a bit less glass than the Leica 100-400mm, it will even surpass the image quality we get from that lens. It should, in theory, even surpass what is currently available in this range from Canon and Nikon. That’s who Lumix is competing with. This lens will give us the 100-400mm full frame equivalent with a much smaller size and hopefully even better image quality. If this lens is as good as it should be, it will be another huge home run for the Lumix team. I can’t wait to give it a test.