Just about right

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Craig from Nevada
Craig from Nevada Senior Member • Posts: 1,699
Just about right

I recently purchased a 35-100mm lens and have it mounted on an E-30 with a battery grip. I take it everywhere and have been having a lot of fun with it, but it is big and heavy.

This morning I mounted my 50-200mm on my E-620 with a battery grip.  Not like the beast described above and not too small like an E-PL2.  It is just about right in terms of size and weight. Hint, Hint Olympus....

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Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus E-30 Olympus E-620 Olympus E-5 Olympus PEN E-PL6 +10 more
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Torlang
Torlang Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: Just about right

The 50-200 just don't feel right on the 620. Feels much better on my E5 with the grip. But,,,,the 50-200 goes on the 620 every now and then, as my wife uses it most of the time. Its also our trekking / hiking camera.

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Craig from Nevada
Craig from Nevada OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,699
Re: Just about right

Torlang wrote:

The 50-200 just don't feel right on the 620. Feels much better on my E5 with the grip. But,,,,the 50-200 goes on the 620 every now and then, as my wife uses it most of the time. Its also our trekking / hiking camera.

The 620 is my trekking camera as well. 

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Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 4,280
Re: Just about right

I've found the 50-200mm fits well, for me, on the E-620. I have not used it with my E-420, but have with my E-5, where it also fits and feels well. I just acquired the 35-100mm lens, and I suspect that will be used with the E-5 alone. I used the combination the other night, so I'll have to see how that went. I did find the weight noticeable, but by no means unwieldy.

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dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
Monopod for big lenses

I  have the 35-100 and really enjoy using it too. The E-30 and E-5 are probably the right cameras to use the SHG lenses with. For long term use and slow shutter speeds during the golden hour I like to use a monopod. It not only carries the weight but also gives me more stability and less camera shake.

I have an aluminum, magnesium, titanium alloy tripod by SLIK that didn't cost an arm and a leg with a Manfrotto single axis monopod head. For the 35-100 a larger ballhead or larger single axis head by RRS or Acratech would be better than the small Manfrotto head .

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