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9.2 out of 10

Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto Lens

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto Lens

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent 4/3 Lens

KCCHECKM*ER, Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent quality and value for a 4/3 body. Not as fast to focus using Micro 4/3 converter, but focal length makes up for this.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Long lens in a small package

Bob, B&H Photo
22 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Overall, I've been impressed by the quality of the images, and the relative light weight of the lens. Build quality is very good. The single image focus speed in good light is very quick. In poor light, focus speed suffered. From what I've seen so far it isn't very good at tracking fast moving objects, but I've only done limited testing with it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent sharp lens but a little heavy and bulky

Phil D, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the lens for bird photography for my E5. The combination of the E5 being a hefty camera in combination with this bulky lens makes hand held quick focus and shooting a bit difficult for me anyway. I would recommend using it with a sturdy mono pod or tripod for outdoor animal photography. The lens does give crisp and sharp images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well worth the asking price.

Charles W. Shambaugh, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: I knew the product because I already owned one with damage. I was happy to find a used lens that turned out to be well worth the asking price and in good condition.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just received it... absolutely awesome!

Warp Factor, Adorama
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I just recieved this glass by UPS. I bought it used and cannot see any signs that it has been used. Whoever had it took very good care of it. I bought it along with a new 12-60 f2.8 and both will be mounted to an E510(kit) that I bought from Adorama I don't know how many years ago. Both lenses were carefully packed and are in excellent condition.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, For Now, Quiet AF
  • Cons: None at this time
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Overall 8
8.0

excellence in midrange - Olympus telephoto lens Zuiko 50-200

Gary M. Hofer, Amazon
20 March 2013
  • Summary: In order to beeing able to shoot crispy pics even on a long distance - and this in an environment which's not really bright: that's why I booth this nice piece from Olympus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp Glass!

MindWorks, B&H Photo
4 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this lens on my micro 4/3 system with an adaptor. The images are fantastic. It would have received 5 stars but for the slowness in focusing, and occasional "seeking" that it does. Because I'm using it on a micro system, I don't know if this is how it would focus on a 4/3 system. Other than that, I love this lens and can't wait for every opportunity to use it. (I shoot sports and potraits.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Sharp images, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens I'm very happy I bought.

smsmith-36, Ebay
8 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

More then doubled my keepers and can shoot into the evening low light

eyecotton, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens

photo memories, B&H Photo
22 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I was using a 12-60mm but wanted something to give that little extra to my photos, the 50 - 200mm does great. Like the clear color, very detailed. I do mainly portraits, with little flowers now and then. It is a little heavy will have to get use to that; tri-pod will help that. This will be my main lens along with the 12-60mm. I would recommend it to people.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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