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Showcase Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ZD 4/3 SWD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by MAubrey, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I was surprised to find that there was no sample image thread for the SWD version--and in fact, I was surprised that there were only a handful of images in the the non-SWD image thread for this lens. I can do something to rectify the latter problem, though I leave it to others to expand the number of images with the non-SWD version.

    Anyway, I've only had it for month now and the weather has not been cooperating...so here are only a few shots. Just remember, I'm working with what I've got despite the weather.

    All of these are the original colours by the way. There's no saturation increase on any of them. The glass is just that good.

    _C170021.

    _C170035.

    _C170027.
     
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  2. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    430
    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    It's a very expensive thread to start, haha!

    Nice shots.
     
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  3. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Had a chance to take it out again early yesterday morning while the fog was still clearing:

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    _1250026.

    I'm really looking forward to hiking with it in the coming months. I'll probably leave most of my primes behind: 9-18mm, 25mm, 50-200mm.
     
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  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Had another opportunity to enjoy this superb lens since it didn't rain today (yes, its weather proof and the EM-5 is weather proof, but I don't have a weather proof adapter just yet).

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    _2050021.
     
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  5. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    A Duck.

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  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Nice duck, but that bokeh - ouch!
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I love this lens so much... but I simply have too many different photos taken with it to choose one to show here. xP Product photos especially. I have a ton of those taken with the 50-200mm SWD. Also a ton of headshots and bust shots.
     
  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Yeah. Incredibly unfortunate...

    That's the single optical weakness of this piece of glass...though it's not uncommon with complex fast zooms.
     
  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
  11. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
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  12. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    The E-M1 definitely puts the fun back into using this awesome lens! :biggrin:
    PA270164-2.
     
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  13. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Yes it does and yes it is!
     
  14. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    One of my first shots with the E-M1 taken with the 50-200.

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  15. MarinMervis

    MarinMervis Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Oct 14, 2013
    Houstan
    Wow the sky looks pretty beautiful.
     
  16. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Behind bars!
    PA270152.
     

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  17. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Caught some great sailing action from my home this morning. Wish I could get closer to the action though...

    1.
    PB100189.

    2. What a classic!
    PB100196.

    3. The wind was really gusty...
    PB100184.

    Catching these actions was a breeze compared to using the E-M5...
     

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  18. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    I think I've been shooting more with this lens than the 12-40/2.8! The following shots were taken at the Hong Kong Park. I tried it with the E-M5 before, but couldn't get any of these shots, either because of the slow focus speed or just missing focus when the birds are under the shade. Not anymore...
    1. Inside the Aviary
    PB150272.
    @ 200mm | f/3.5 | 1/400s | ISO-200

    2. By the pond
    PB150277.
    @ 200mm | f/3.5 | 1/640s | ISO-200

    3. Another one inside the Aviary
    PB150242.
    @ 200mm | f/4.0 | 1/800s | ISO-200

    4. This last one was at ISO-3200
    PB150264.
    @ 200mm | f/3.5 | 1/320s | ISO-3200

    The rest of the shots could be found here (all taken with the 50-200 SWD):
    A Stroll at the Park (2013 11 15)
     
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  19. philipsp

    philipsp New to Mu-43

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    Dec 22, 2013
    Denmark
    Philip Pedersen
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    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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