Recommendation for legacy zoom, e.g. FD 80-200/4 or OM 65-200/4?

Started Feb 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Recommendation for legacy zoom, e.g. FD 80-200/4 or OM 65-200/4?
In reply to cxsparc, Feb 26, 2012

I don't know what kind of information you're looking for…

I have a several cheap legacy zooms from my OM-1 days that i like to shoot with my nex 5N : zuiko 75-150, zuiko 100-200, Tamron 80-210. The 75-150 is a little soft, specially wide open, but is very light and easy to carry around. The focal range is very useful, and i like to use it on sunny days.

The 100-200 is outstanding with excellent sharpness and contrast, even wide open (1:5). It's a little bigger though. The Tamron is nice too. I like the macro position.

You can find all of them very cheap, cheaper than any prime, except 135mm. I would definitely suggest buying an OM 100-200 if you're looking for a good tele zoom.

I have not tried the FD 80-200 nor the OM 65-250. This one seem very bulky, but should give very good results from what i have heard.

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