Anyone use the Oly 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 on OM-D (or other m4/3)?

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Questions thread
RSColo Senior Member • Posts: 1,157
Re: Anyone use the Oly 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 on OM-D (or other m4/3)?

I use the 50-200 on my GH1. THe GH1 does not allow AF on non-MFT lenses. So I don't have the AF issues. I have a GH3 on order and will no doubt be unhappy with AF then. But I am a landscape photographer. I came from a 4x5 world. So i tend to take a long time setting up my shots. Even with my MFT lenses they are almost always manual focused. So i am basically not answering your AF questions.

However, the optics are wonderful !!! I use this lens a lot. I take many shots and put them togetner into large panoramas. This lens compares very favorably with my other lenses: Pan 7-14mm, PanLeica 25mm, Leica M-mount 40mm, Leica M-mount 90mm. And this lens lets me get the highest resolution in a pan image because it is a longer lens. Of course it takes a lot more clicks to get the full image and a LOT mor time in the PC darkroom.

Below is one of my pans taken with the 50-200 117mm. The second image is a full sized piece of the pan from near the far left edge.

This a a great landscape lens, but mayby not for subjects that move.

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