Reviews and Problems with Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50~200mm F2.8~3.5
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Autofocus doesn't work well
26 November 2011
Summary: I have had this lens for over six months and am disappointed. I was looking for a zoom lens with a wide aperture that I could use in low light situations, like indoor school events and such. In those situations I have been able to get better pictures. But my standards are fairly low given the conditions. In daylight situations outdoors the lens doesn't autofocus well. With the small depth of field a little bit out of focus is a big deal.
Summary: I have owned this lens for about a year now and it far surpasses the crispness of my 70 - 300 Zuiko lens, even when using it with the Olympus EC-14 1.4 Teleconverter. The lens is very well built. It's my favorite lens for wildlife photography. The SWD focus is super fast when used with my E-3. I shopped around for quite awhile before I finally found it on sale for a couple bucks under a grand.
Summary: I have had this lens for just under a month, and am totally pleased with the lens. I started by mounting it to my E-500, then the OM-D E-M5, then finally to the awesome E-5. This is the sharpest telephoto zoom I have ever used. To be certain, this lens is not a light weight, and one should consider they may want to use a good tripod when using it. If out walking or hiking in the woodlands, a monopod would be a great accessory to use.
Summary: While focusing is slow (under 3 sec) with AF-S/MF on an EM-5 or GH2, the resulting images are excellent. The TC 1.4X doesn't slow focusing and the images are plenty sharp @ F/5. The (removable) lens support ring is excellent and much needed when using this lens with an m43 camera body.
Summary: I bought this lens a few months ago. From the first shot I saw the qualities of the lens, And I'm sorry that I didn't bought it several years ago when I purchased the E-3. This is a superb lens, very sharp and not to heavy.
Summary: I shoot this lens 90% of the time with the EC 14 teleconverter and the lens is light, fast to focus and sharp as a tack, edge to edge, bright, crystal clear sharp colors...it is by far my favorite lens and I have a fairly big stable of Oly glass...soon I will have the 150 and I also just purchased an EC20 and can't wait to try it on my 50-200!! This lens always seems to be on the camera, I shoot an E-30 and the balance is perfect...
Summary: I shoot wildlife and zoo photography. I use this as my primary lens and love it. The picture quality is amazing even with the 2x teleconverter. I was able to take pictures in Denali of animals that were barely visible on the viewfinder but turned out clear and detailed on my computer. It's also a tremendous value when you start comparing it to 400mm f/2.8-3.5 equivalent lenses of other brands.
Excerpt: Kuvanlaatu pysyyy koko nelinkertaisella zoomausalueella. Yhdessä E-1:n kanssa kestää huonojakin olosuhteita roiskevesitiiviyden ja automaattinen kennonpuhdistuksen ansiosta. Yllättää aina positiivisesti, kun pienen tauon jälkeen palaan tähän objektiiviin. Jos sisällä isoissa tiloissa voi käyttää lisäsalamaa, tulokset ovat hämmästyttäviä ja rajat ovat kaukana.
Pros: Kuvanlaatu; piirto, värit, kontrasti kautta zoomausalueen ei jätä toivomisen varaa, vankka rakenne ja toimivuus. EC-14 -telejatkeen kanssa ei menetä ominaisuuksiaan. EX-25 -loittorenkaan kanssa toimii laadukkaana telemakrona.