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
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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, 11 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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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, 11 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, 11 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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Rick

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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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In reply to Lab D, 11 months ago

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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