Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 on E-M5?

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mark Chan Senior Member • Posts: 1,717
Re: Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 on E-M5?

sderdiarian wrote:

Mark Chan wrote:

Expect AF to be REAL slow.

And heavy to use - a monopod would be much helpful; with the lens sticking to the monopod with the the lens tripod mount.

I didn't try it without the grip, but without it will be very difficult.

If the rumours are true though, the 50-200mm's days are soon to be gone since a 50-140mm / 150mm f2.8 might occur.

Thanks, Mark. 140 mm is too short for birding, 200mm with a TC1.4 or TC2 is the shortest I'd want to go. It would also see use on my E0510 and 620 which would provide better balance; but love to see the results with the E-M5 sensor, which would allow me to raise the ISO, compensating for the TC2 doubling of the f stop.

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Sailin' Steve

I suppose so; but the omd has a 2x multiplier that essentiall makes it a 600mm equiv - unless that isn't enough. the omd will give u better images than yr existing camera - the sensor being what it is.

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