Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 SWD First Impressions

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Phocal, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Phocal

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  2. jeffryscott

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    It is a wonderful lens. I first went for the non-SWD and quickly found the SWD version. The mechanical focus makes the lens that much nicer, as well as firmware 3.0.
     
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  3. gryphon1911

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    Andrew
    That image is great, you are utilizing it well. I dream of being able to get a heron image that good. They always seem to elude me or I don't have long enough glass to reach them like you've done above.

    Thanks for sharing. :D
     
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  4. pdk42

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    Great shot!
     
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  7. jeffryscott

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    I still desire the Pro lens, if for nothing else the smaller, non-extending body. But I know I would miss the extra range.

    I am very pleased with the performance of the combo and am actually looking at other legacy options, 12-60, 7-14 or 11-22. While larger, they are weather sealed and in the 12-60's case, half the price of the 12-40 pro.
     
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  9. JudyM

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    I ordered a used 50-200mm SWD in like new condition from KEH just before visiting the forum today. I've purchased lenses from KEH before and the condition has always exceeded my expectations. I'm anxious to try it out.

    I thought long and hard about a new 40-150mm vs. a good used 50-200mm. In the end, the 50-200mm with its extra reach felt like the right way to go. There's no doubt that the 40-150mm is sharp, but the 50-200mm delivers some beautiful results as well. At less than half the cost of the 40-150mm, it was no contest. Now I can put the savings towards the 16-35mm for my a7R.:wink:
     
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  10. gryphon1911

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    Andrew
    That's what I call dedication.
     
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  11. Ross the fiddler

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    I've thought long & hard over this too & got my used one from a seller in Japan at the beginning of March. It was a desired lens when I was using the E30 (DSLR) but bought the E-M5 instead at the time. Now that I also have the E-M1 & the improvement of firmware 3.0 I'm pleased I went ahead buying the lens (from Japan) this year.

    Here's a photo of a rare visit from a Tawny Frogmouth taken on the E-M1 & 50-200 SWD lens..
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  12. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Walter
    Hi Ronnie,

    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your 50-200? New, used on eBay, or from another source?

    Thanks,
    Walter
     
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  14. Speedliner

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    Got my swd on eBay for $500 from Olympusgal. A price I couldn't ignore.
     
  15. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Walter
    Thanks. KEH has it for more, but they offer guarantees.
     
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    Walter
    Wow, great prices. Thanks.
     
  18. evilnim

    evilnim Mu-43 Veteran

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    For those of you who've used both SWD and non-SWD versions on EM-1, is there a significant difference?

    Thanks


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  19. evilnim

    evilnim Mu-43 Veteran

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    Don't worry - just found the previous thread on this!


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  20. jeffryscott

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    These are fantastic lenses on the E-M1, if you have any question about it, just look at the results here and in other threads. I've got mine for sale in the buy/sell ... great price for the lens/adapter combo.