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Thread: 50-200mm, Beast

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    50-200mm, Beast

    Well I have had the 50-200mm for only a few days and really haven't had much time with it. But in the short time I have used it I am amazed at the speed, accuracy and sharpness. I will try some more shooting before I write a review. In the past I think I have jumped the gun and wrote a review before the new wears off.LOL
    I think I am going to have to tie bricks to the legs of my tripod....LOL

    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    is it the swd ??
    Olympus E-5
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    Olympus Zuiko Digital Ed 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
    Olympus Zuiko Digital Ed 12-60mm F2.8/4.0 Swd
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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    No, not SWD. Not sure I need SWD.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    Greg, you really think it's a big lens? When I first bought mine, I thought it was small in comparison to the Nikon 70-200 f2.8. For me, when I use a camera body without an external powergrip, all longer lenses cause the camera to feel totally out of balance. Might want to check out an HLD-4, not only does it improve the balance in my opinion, it also improves focusing response.

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc2B4
    Greg, you really think it's a big lens? When I first bought mine, I thought it was small in comparison to the Nikon 70-200 f2.8. For me, when I use a camera body without an external powergrip, all longer lenses cause the camera to feel totally out of balance. Might want to check out an HLD-4, not only does it improve the balance in my opinion, it also improves focusing response.

    Mark
    I thought about a grip but I don't shot a ton of pictures when I am shooting. I also really have no place to see cameras and gear. I rely on comments and reviews here.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    I thought about a grip but I don't shot a ton of pictures when I am shooting. I also really have no place to see cameras and gear. I rely on comments and reviews here.
    Congratulations Greg! Wow looks like you chose a winner! Nice photo. I'm really looking forward to seeing more! :thumbsup:

    BTW, not to appear too ignorant (but the truth is the truth!), what is SWD?

    Also - seeing your image from a new lens encourages me to make my New Year's resolution realistic - take at least one picture a day....work on my skills - AND leave my camera where I HAVE to see it before I go out the door. My equipment is not getting used enough.....

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    Greg, very sharp , excellent exposure !

    Liz, SWD: Supersonic Wave Drive
    Autofocusing is powered by Olympus’s breakthrough SWD. Developed as the “world’s fastest AF system”
    I didn't know either... googled "Olympus SWD"

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    Quote Originally Posted by armando_m
    Greg, very sharp , excellent exposure !

    Liz, SWD: Supersonic Wave Drive
    Autofocusing is powered by Olympus’s breakthrough SWD. Developed as the “world’s fastest AF system”
    I didn't know either... googled "Olympus SWD"
    Cool! Thanks.

    Duh........I google everything! But, for some odd reason, I didn't give google a thought today! Thanks for doing it for me!

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    Re: 50-200mm, Beast

    Nice, Greg.

    I like mine too, and it is big. I use it mostly with the ex-25, or at close range without. It's just too short for a really useful N&W telephoto. I sure with 4/3 would release a 400mm in the same quality, because it is a really sharp and accurate lens, and it's built like a tank.
    Erik Williams

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