Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS Review

May 17, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 200mm

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 OIS 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 frameThe full frame at 200mm

At the furthest reach of the lens, 200mm, central sharpness is excellent at f/4, getting slightly sharper at f/5.6 and f/8. Sharpness is also very good at f/11, before softening a little at f/16 and becoming softest at f/22. The overall impression of sharpness across the whole aperture range. At the edge of the image, the sharpest results can be seen between f/8 and f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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