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    Default Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    Re-visiting the old favorite on the E-M1 after long neglect. No better than I remember for action, but very nice for less demanding work.
    I doubt I will ever sell it


    Wide open at 147mm, I was stunned by the bokeh. As good as any full frame! At the cost of some depth of field for the subject, but worth it this time.

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    This one ISO 1000 under a dense and shady canopy on a grey, grey day.

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    Cheers,
    Don

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    Love the first one!
    Olympus E-M1 Mk II
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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    Nice Don, I attached the 50-200,,,with the ec-14,,,, with the converter onto the em-1,,,,where the heck did the camera go ,,
    I am not completely sure but it seems to focus faster than on the e-620
    Bill

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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    Quote Originally Posted by BDTROUT View Post
    Nice Don, I attached the 50-200,,,with the ec-14,,,, with the converter onto the em-1,,,,where the heck did the camera go ,,
    I am not completely sure but it seems to focus faster than on the e-620
    Bill
    Hi Bill. I was using the grip this time, and felt the combination seemed 'right'. Despite its size, the 50-200 is relatively light. The fat 150mm f2 feels out of whack in comparison, for me anyway.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    The first one is very beautiful. I love the combination of colors.

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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baldwinson View Post
    Hi Bill. I was using the grip this time, and felt the combination seemed 'right'. Despite its size, the 50-200 is relatively light. The fat 150mm f2 feels out of whack in comparison, for me anyway.
    Cheers,
    Don
    I fit the grip whenever I'm using the 11-22 or 50-200. The camera balances much better that way. The 150/2 is a fat and heavy thing, but I'd still love to have one. Just can't see my way to parting with the money for the amount I'd use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I fit the grip whenever I'm using the 11-22 or 50-200. The camera balances much better that way. The 150/2 is a fat and heavy thing, but I'd still love to have one. Just can't see my way to parting with the money for the amount I'd use it.

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    Hi Godfrey. I don't thing you would gain much in fact by getting a 150mmF2 for your EM1. For a time I was using both that lens and the 50-200, and I have to say I saw little advantage with the 150, in spite of it being my favorite lens on my E-3.
    Firstly because the 50-200 seems much better suited to the EM1 body ergonomically, and secondly because I see very little difference in IQ. The range of the 50-200 is a big plus. The images delight and surprise me, even AFTER using the 150.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnF View Post
    The first one is very beautiful. I love the combination of colors. Ann (Have been without internet for months)
    Thanks Ann Very nice to see you here again.
    Although I dislike the inhibition of tripods, being an impetuous person, I wish I had one this time. But the dogs would have been p----d off, and they were the prime reason I was out and about!
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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    Interesting discovery regarding the 75-300 II and the 50-200ED+EC-14, both at 283mm. Here is the situation: There is a shed about 3 meters behing a branch of our bird feeder, which is in turn about 5 meters from my spot at the dining room table.




    The question was, which lens would be better at focusing back and forth between the branch and the shed, and guess what... the ED won by quite a bit! The 75-300 would continually get stuck on the background and would flat out refuse to focus on the branch, where the ED would get it every time, neither blazing fast nor as quiet, but it would get it. I tried different AF points and different subjects, and the ED was always better at singling out something in front of a busyish background. Single-large was best. 9 point worked better also. On the 75-300, 9 point was useless. Always went for the background unless I either pre-focused on the branch or something close to the same plane.

    So, give it a try and see if you get similar behavior. It has always irritated me that my 75-300 is so hooked on in focus backgrounds.

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    Default Re: Re-Enjoying the 4/3 50-200mm on m4/3

    I will try it Daniel
    Don

    Well, I tried a similar experiment, inside, natural light but not over bright. Also the 150mmF2+1.4.
    Focus:
    The 75-300 performed best, but not by much. Most times it hit the spot straight off. A couple of times it did a tiny adjustment. This was less obvious than the 50-200, I think partly because it is silent, whereas the 50-22 grinds. The 50-200 did adjust more often but not a deal breaker.
    The 150mmF2 was in between. Any re-adjustment was less than the 50-200. None of the lenses lost focus completely, or ground to their limits.
    All 3 lenses with the 1.4 were perfectly acceptable for a static subject.
    An interesting IQ point. First look and the center of the 50-200mm images had more contrast and were slightly sharper than the 75-300mm. Until I looked at the edges, and they were the other way around, but more so. The edges very good on the 75-300. Fuzzy on the 50-200. Sometime I should compare without the 1.4.
    As usual I used one large focus point. I did try 9 points, but do not like it much for static subjects. I was checking before-hand on some outdoor round flower pots, and it was just as likely to pick a spot halfway around the side of the pot as the foremost point.
    Don
    Last edited by Don Baldwinson; 09-15-2014 at 07:42 PM.

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