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    Default zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    Just wondering if there are any articles or books that specifically talk about using the 50-200 swd lens. I just got one and have it on my E520 which I know is outdated but it's what I have to use. Just tried it out taking some shots of my 3 pointers running back and forth in the yard and either I didn't have the Fstop right or the shutter speed or both, and I know I just need to spend time in the field with it, but I was hoping to find some info explaining how to use it best. Maybe even a book about action photography is what I need, so if you know any good ones (current) that would go along with this set up please let me know.

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    Default Re: zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    shooting at or around the 200mm mark? make sure that the shutter speed is fast enough (I think it's supposed to be 1/400s or higher)...someone else will chime in on this
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    Default Re: zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    Nothing terribly complicated vs. any other lens. You can use P mode in good light and with slow or non-moving sujects. S mode and high shutter speeds are good for fast subjects and A mode is good for forcing either shallow or deep DOFs. Use IS1 for handheld work and switch IS off if using a tripod.

    Excellent lens! Shoot lots and review your EXIF data to sift through what did and did not work. You'll get the hang of it soon enough.

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    Default Re: zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    Ditto the previous posts here -- 50-200 SWD is an excellent lens, can be razor-sharp. The old rule of thumb to shoot at a shutter speed that is the inverse of the focal length -- e.g., 1/200 at 200mm -- needs to be adjusted some for digital work with a lens the size of the 50-200, in my experience at least. If at 200mm, shoot at least 1/250 if not 1/320. Use 35mm equivalents for focal length.

    Have fun with the 50-200!

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    Default Re: zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    Thanks guys, I will read my owners manual again and review what you have listed, then put it into practice.

    Steve

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    Default Re: zuiko 50-200 swd info??

    I shoot mine between wide open and f/4 in aperture priority mode, it has served me well for thousands and thousands of exposures. I adjust the exposure +/- in half stops when tweaking for light. It is my favorite lens and worth putting in the time to master!

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