old oly 50-200, new oly 50-200 swd or sigma 70-200?

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Questions thread
JRM60 Senior Member • Posts: 1,638

I have both lenses and I honestly think my older version is the sharper of the two! Maybe it's just the luck of the copy but I bought the newer version for the faster focus but there again for what I use it for (race cars and birds in flight) I can't really see all that much difference. I think for the difference in price and if you are going to add the EC, I would go for the older version and hope for a sharp copy (I think almost all copies were sharp back then). No experience with the Sigma, but with the 50-200 + EC you'll be very happy. I've used that combo a lot and on a E620, not a problem at all but the body will feel a bit small without a grip! The image attached was with the 50-200 w/ EC, I believe it was the SWD version but there again when I look a my old images I don't see that much difference. Hope this helps............

Peregrine Falcon at Sacramento Wildlife Refuge..........

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