Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50~200mm F2.8~3.5
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a very good lens
Derry, B&H Photo
12 February 2008
Summary: use the lens on my E3 and have taken several thousand photos with it,, the IQ and quick focus speed is outstanding,, even in poorly lighted basketball gyms I have 90%+ keepers,, can be a tad heavy after a few hours and a monopod is a plus,,
Pros: Consistent Output, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I had to get used to the lens but like any other, once youunderstand its points, you learn to adapt it to your needs.My biggest dissatisfaction is difficulty in focusing whenlow light conditions exist, or if the sky is cloudy/gray.But, I got a great Eagle shot Bear in mind I had the Eagle in focus further out and didnot refocus because I was afraid of loosing it. So, thepicture is slightly out of focus. I like this lens.
Summary: A great piece of hardware, when used correctly. Don't expect to focus in low light at 100-200mm without a FL50/36 flash focus assist. In normal (i.e., recommended) use this will focus very fast and will deliver tack sharp & distortion free shots. It is built like a tank and feels VERY solid, yet not too heavy. I have yet to see any vignetting whatsoever.
Summary: The relatively small 4/3 sensor really pays off in enablingthe design of light, sharp, compact zoom lens like this one.It's solidly constructed and has little distortion or CA.The lens has a good close-focusing capability and makes awonderful lens for photographing large insects with theaddition of the EX-25 extension tube. Kudos to Olympus forsealing it against the elements.
Summary: I bought this to complement the 14-54f2.8 also from B+H . I have found it very useful with good results even on max. zoom. Yes it does take a second or two to focus but for the money- not a problem , although it does seem happier when using centre spot focus. Have also used it to very good effect as a macro lens on some flowers in my garden , depth of field on f2.8 is really good !!
Summary: I've used this lens for about 2 years. It comes in handy from time to time in good light, but it has a tendency to hunt on the focus lock in all light conditions and I have been at times disappointed with the sharpness. I actually find the 18-180 delivers about the same sharpness with a lot less weight. If you can buy one used, its a solid enough lens, otherwise I don't recommend paying full price.
Summary: Well i took about 500 shots so far, and i use it with an e-500.i usually shoot in lowest quality jpg. i will have to shoot at higher jpg settings to see if there is any difference. so far i'm not that impressed, its as little sharper, i will have to work with it more. i did update the camera and lens on the internet, i was just hoping it would be a lot sharper than this. $850 is a bit too much for what i have gotten in return. not complaining about b&h, they are awesome!
Summary: A really great lens optically and build quality wise.The lens is very sharp at all focal distances and fromwide open to small f stops. It has very good macrocapabilities, allowing a good ample separation fromthe subject, which is very convenient to isolate it fromthe background and to avoid frightening small naturalcreatures.I use it primarily for distant landscapes and portraits, butI know people who use it successfully for macro and also forwildlife, although for this...