Reviews and Problems with Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto Lens
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Cheap. Heavy. Colors no bright. Hard to focus.
10 May 2013
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: I had a problem with the auto focus. The zoom and the E3 were sent to Olympus France on May 2009, then in June 2009. They did nothing but the zoom was randomly working. They were sent again to Olympus in September 2010. Olympus sent them back 2 months later without any comment or fixing. The international guaranty provided by Olympus is a joke.
Summary: I really like it. I do wish that Zuiko provided a lens in the 4/3rds for 400m. Upon receiving this lens, I noticed that the buckle on the carrying case was broken. I contacted Adorama three times about this, but got no response from them.
Summary: Overall a decent lens. Good detail and sharpness. A lens that attracts attention from others. But, all this comes with a price and not just in dollars. The lens is costly, in the area of $825 to $950. It is heavy and requires a tripod 95% of the time. Changing lens on any DSLR in the field is taking a slight risk due to the sensor and or mirror getting debris on them but this lens because of it's size and weight increases that risk it is not a fast snip snap to change.