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    50-200mm on the way

    After some horse trading around I have found myself to be the owner of a slightly used 50-200mm lens. I got a tracking number and it's on the way. I have read only good about the lens. Hopefully this time next week I can post some shots. I know from the specs it's a beast compared to the 12-60mm.
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    Greg, I think you'll really enjoy that lens. Just for some comparison here's a couple of shots I took while trying to decide on what lenses to carry to Disney. These are taken from the same spot, min - max zoom, set on auto.

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    Olympus Evolt E-510
    Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
    Olympus 40-150mm F4.0-5.6
    Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    How often do you have to use a tripod? I know I rarely used one with th 70-300mm but it wasn't as near as heavy as the 50-200mm
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    How often do you have to use a tripod? I know I rarely used one with th 70-300mm but it wasn't as near as heavy as the 50-200mm
    Never have. All of these are hand held...









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    Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    Can't wait to see the shots... I'm considering adding a zoom to my kit for next summer.
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    Thanks Megan and also for the great pictures Cruzthepug. I was trying so hard to lighten my camera bag too. I need some more options there. I really don't want a ton of gear. I think that would be detrimental to what I am trying to do, overall.
    I like the Bama shots, a guy I work with is a die hard fan. Got any sources for some tickets?
    Edit: My roadbike is being powder coated and rebuilt. I should have it back road worthy in a few weeks. Wait till you see the color...
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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    You'll like the lens; it's a great lens that's sharp throughout it's whole focal length spectrum. I've gotta laugh at the comment about lightening the camera bag. While on active duty, I carried a camera backpack with about 50 - 60 LBS worth of equipment in it. Today my Oly bag, weighs about 15-20 LBS. That's carrying a backup body too! What a relief on the old back.

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    Re: 50-200mm on the way

    [QUOTE=cruzthepug]Never have. All of these are hand held...

    Wow! Those are gorgeous shots! What an awesome lens. Thanks for posting the images. :thumbsup:

    Greg - can't wait to see your images. It looks like a beautiful lens. Wish I could carry something that heavy.

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