Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS Review
Sharpness at 200mm
For this review, the sharpness test is carried out by photographing a real-world sample, rather than a test chart. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS Lens was mounted on a Panasonic Lumix G9, which was in-turn mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay was activated to prevent camera-shake. Any changes in tone you might see across the crops are due to natural light changes during the shooting session.
The full frame at 200mm
At the centre when shooting at 200mm, sharpness is very good at f/4.0 (the widest aperture available), rising to excellent at f/5.6 and f/8 before becoming slightly softer again at f/11 and softer again at f/16. The softest result is seen at f/22, but still maintains a good impression of detail when looking at the image at normal printing sizes. At the edges, sharpness is best between f/5.6 and f/16.
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