Reviews and Problems with Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto Lens
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One of the best tele-zooms w/ super fast focusing ability. A must-have lens
30 October 2013
Summary: This is an incredible lens especially for the money. I recommend it for anybody needing a fast-focusing tele-zooms with pin-point accuracy. Best used with Olympus E-5. Rainy days are welcome with this lens as well as it's one of olympus' ingenious sealed lenses. It is a bit heavy but you have to consider the range you're getting.
Summary: Wanted a cheap lens to use on my E420 with an adaptor ring. Got this one. Though in good condition, the lens gives pretty dull output. It either needs a lot of light or the glass is not clear enough. Not better than my 40-150mm Zuiko lens in any way. Harder to focus and fairly heavy. Push-pull zoom is a good idea but needs some getting used to. All said - I'm not using this lens as I thought I would.
Summary: This is my second 50-200mm. The first didn't fare too well with a 130+ foot drop off a rock face ( I said more than oops). I had to have another. The old 50-200mm had become my go-to lens and usually stayed right on the body of my E-3. (Get one and see if you don't do the same.) As their price reflects, Zuiko lenses are all well above average. I could have gotten other lenses and an adapter for less money...but you get what you pay for.
Summary: I'm very happy with this lens. The picture quality is good and the focusing speed is very fast. Focusing speed was my main reason for buying. The $1200 price new was more than I wanted to spend. After being outbid about 8 times I finally was successful. Be sure to get the SWD version and not the older ED lens. The SWD has a blue stripe to identify it.
More then doubled my keepers and can shoot into the evening low light
14 June 2012
Summary: Yes it is heavy. But that is what you get with a quality lens like this. Having some time getting used to the AF in low light trying to focus on other objects but I think that is the camera not the lens as mine doe not pin point the AF area small enough. I have used it for birding and was very proud to post I think some really awesome pictures I would not have come close to with my slower 40-150. This lens is many times faster.
Summary: recien lo he recibido pero lo poco que lo he usado me parece un objetivo exelente y lo recomiendo.-la verdad que hace unas fotos excelente muy luminosas, lo que si recomiendo buen pulso o si no tripode ademas de una camara con estabilizador de imagen, asi que a sacar muchas fotos