Picture request. 50-200mm @F/3.5 and 200mm

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Lab D
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Picture request. 50-200mm @F/3.5 and 200mm
7 months ago

I would like to see an action or sports realted picture taken with the Olympus 50-200mm @F/3.5 and 200mm.  I am curious to see how much you can blur the background and isolate subjects.   I've used the Panasonic 35-100mm F/2.8 lens on micro four thirds, but it often is hard to achieve what I want.   I do know that it is important to keep the background as distant as possible, but that is not always easy.

I am either going to buy the 50-200mm lens or wait for the 40-150 F/2.8 lens.

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In reply to Lab D, 7 months ago

Here's one...

It will blur the background nicely provided you are close enough to the subject and provided the background is far enough away.

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Just took this one this morning.

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In reply to Lab D, 7 months ago

Not much action, but a few showing foreground and background blur.  Depending on the beckground
 it can be very harsh.  The DOF isn't very narrow.

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Here's one (using MkI). @f:4.0, but no actual difference vs. 3.5.

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Just get a nice used Zuiko 35-100mm...

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In reply to sirharold, 7 months ago

Easier said than done, unless one has the better portion of two grand rattling around between the sofa cushions. (Have been looking for awhile).

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In reply to Skeeterbytes, 7 months ago

Skeeterbytes wrote:

Easier said than done, unless one has the better portion of two grand rattling around between the sofa cushions. (Have been looking for awhile).

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I think everyone in this forum dreams of finding one at a garage sale for $499. 

Until then I am considering less expensive lenses.

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There are some very good examples and just what I was looking for.

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Good old E3;) close focus

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Lab D wrote:

I would like to see an action or sports realted picture taken with the Olympus 50-200mm @F/3.5 and 200mm. I am curious to see how much you can blur the background and isolate subjects.

These are the only shots I have in my galleries that meet your criteria.  This is in fairly dense foliage.  The last shows the busy bokeh with strong side-lighting (a lot of intersecting small branches in front of the subject, here).

[This is all airsoft, BTW.  Don't freak out if you're a 'Merica hatin' liberal.  ]

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