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    Buglin Billy
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    Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    I've read quite a bit on this lens and hopefully I will be able to get some great images with it out of my ground blinds at wild critters. I plan to use a tripod on most of the occasions. That's is something I have not done too much. I also plan to use a cable release.

    With that said, I have always shot most of my images by holding the camera in my hand and taking advantage of the camera's stabilization system. But I notice is says if you shoot off a tripod to turn it off. Can anyone tell me why, and what would be the results if left it on, versus shutting it off.

    Here are a couple hand held images I took last fall. Hopefully with this lens and the tripod I can improve on the images greatly.

    Thanks in advance for any information you might give. Have a good one. BB






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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    I think you have it backwards. Turn it off if on a tripod and on if off tripod. I am not sure why but I think maybe really long exposures could maybe damage the IS system, but don't quote me on that it's just a guess. You might play around with it but I have used mine shooting soccer games in good light and have had no trouble with blurry images.
    The tripod mount has really became just a nice handle for me. It is a stellar lens and one of Olympus's best offerings. If I could only afford SHG....
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    Buglin Billy
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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    Greg, that is what I meant to say, is that I wondered what happens if you still used the IS when on the tripod, as I noted it said to shut it off when shooting with a tripod.

    Thanks for your imput but let me ask if the lens I got comes with SHG or is that just something incorporated into just a special lens. In other words what is SHG?"

    Have a good one BB

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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    I just bought one today myself - I haven't had a chance to try it. What body are you using it with? The last two shots are especially sharp.
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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    SHG is super high grade. No the 50-200mm doesn't come in SHG. If It did it would be very expensive. Most SHG lenses are 2000.00 and up. Maybe one day.lol
    I have made some very large prints from my equipment and am satisfied that I have more than enough image quality to be set for a long time.
    Check the link...
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?section=lens
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    Buglin Billy
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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    Hey Greg, thanks for the link you posted. They must be mighty fine lenses for the price they want. But I am interested: I wish they have a good 70-300 lens in there and I might just get. One will look over closely what they have and who knows I might end up with one. Thanks again. BB

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    Buglin Billy
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    Re: Just purchases the 50-200 Zukio Lens

    Greg, thanks for the link, but it ended up costing me over $5,000.00 as I just purchased the Super High Grade 90-250. Hopefully it was a good move.

    Thanks for you help. I will post some photos this summer after I get and use the lens.

    Have a good one. BB

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