Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. Review

May 17, 2019 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 100mm

Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Panasonic Lumix Pro 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. lens was attached to a Panasonic Lumix S1R, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated to steady the camera completely. Any slight tonal changes you may see across the crops are a result of slight changes in natural light during the shooting session.

The full frame

The full frame at 100mm

At 100mm, the centre of the image at f/4 is very sharp. It remains excellent throughout f/5.6 and f/8 before softening off again slightly at f/11. It is softer again at f/16, and visibly softer again at f/22 - but only if you are examining closely at 100%. Overall the impression of sharpness is very good. At the edge of the image, sharpness is rendered best between f/8 and f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg