New 50-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens NX System on $149 (USA) - Half Off!

Started Jun 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP johnznyc Regular Member • Posts: 127
Re: Difference in the two lenses?

timedrun wrote:

SteveEverett wrote:

I'm not sure I understand the difference in the two 50-200 lenses. What does the second version have that the first doesn't? Not sure which version I have, I don't see ii anywhere on the box or lens so guess I have the original version.

Just noticed that B&H has EX-T50200IB/US discontinued and EX-T50200CSBUS is $349. Both listed as 50-200mm OIS ii. Anyone know the difference in those two lenses?

They are optically identical afaik. The mk 1 has an ois switch, the mk2 has an i-function button. The prioritising of these lies entirely with the photographer. One is not objectively better than the other. I prefer an OIS switch on a lens like this as I only use IS on longer lenses, and like direct access,, but others could prefer access to, say, digital zoom. No problem.

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A little green rosetta......a tiny green rosetta........

I agree now that I looked closer at both.  Too bad OIS on/off is not and iFunction option.  It should be...

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