A trip to Suffolk provided ample opportunity to test the recently released Panasonic Leica 50-200mm F2.8-F4.0 lens photographing both aircraft and wildlife.
I have posted a blog entry featuring the USAF aircraft at RAF Lakenheath and gave my initial thoughts on the lens. At nearby RSPB Lakenheath nature reserve I took the opportunity to use the other end of the focus range (down to 0.75m) with plenty of butterflies and dragonflies around.
In summary, the lens performs well when tracking moving subjects as well as focusing on smaller subjects. The image quality appears superb throughout the zoom and focus range and at all f-stops down F2.8. It’s well-built but relatively light (certainly compared with comparable DSLR lens) and handles extremely well when paired with the Lumix G9 body. Another fantastic lens from Panasonic and Leica!