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stevednp3
29th January 2011, 05:40 PM
I bought this lens from Roger here last week, but havent managed to try it out till today, please find below a couple of first shots.

Im really blown away at the quality of this lens and its so much better for me than the 70-300mm. I think its going to be an amazing portrait lens and may never come off the camera :D (but it has too, cause I cant fit it all in my bag:()

Portrait at 160mm

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P9195949.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18339)

Some Dribbling Birds

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA146430.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18720)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA146438.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18721)

Spectator

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P9195962.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18340)

Wee man
29th January 2011, 06:33 PM
Nice shots enjoy your lens.

pandora
29th January 2011, 08:22 PM
Oh boy! ... These are fantastic, Steve. If I can produce shots of this quality I will be very pleased with the 50-200 SWD.

Mind you, I know that it isn't the racing car that wins the race.

gregles
29th January 2011, 08:30 PM
Super sharp shots Steve:) I am a fan of alliteration:o

Looks like a quality purchase;)

Nice to see some dribbling birds on a Saturday night without having to leave the house:D

stevednp3
29th January 2011, 08:55 PM
Oh boy! ... These are fantastic, Steve. If I can produce shots of this quality I will be very pleased with the 50-200 SWD.

Mind you, I know that it isn't the racing car that wins the race.

Cheers Mark, Oh im sure we are going to see some cracking photos from you, no doubt about it, look forward to seeing your photos when you get yours ;)

stevednp3
29th January 2011, 08:58 PM
Super sharp shots Steve:) I am a fan of alliteration:o

Looks like a quality purchase;)

Nice to see some dribbling birds on a Saturday night without having to leave the house:D

Thanks and yes im a very happy chappy with this purchase, it certainly is a different league when you go from a standard zuiko lens to a Pro Lens, I think I'll be dribbling myself if I had a Top Pro lens :eek:

Fairplay your last comment cracked me up, nice one :D

stevednp3
29th January 2011, 09:04 PM
Also here is a shot I took indoors at ISO400, no sure how sharp it will look to some on here, but on my screen the detail in the fur is incredible, all photos was taken on the e-30

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/moon800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18865)

Ross the fiddler
30th January 2011, 02:49 AM
All nice sharp shots. I'm drooling from wishing for one of those lenses. I would find it more useful for it's wider angle (plus brighter & sharper) than the 70-300 but coupled with an EC14 (or EC20) would serve me well. I have to do some hard saving & noticable jobs at home before I can persuade my wife to let me spend more. :o

Congrats on your purchase. *chr

pandora
30th January 2011, 09:46 AM
Also here is a shot I took indoors at ISO400, no sure how sharp it will look to some on here, but on my screen the detail in the fur is incredible, all photos was taken on the e-30
...I would find it more useful for it's wider angle (plus brighter & sharper) than the 70-300 but coupled with an EC14 (or EC20) would serve me well.
Steve, Ross - Do either of you know what the pros and cons of the EC14 and EC20 are - is it just a matter of magnification or is there an image quality factor to consider when deciding which to buy?

Ross the fiddler
30th January 2011, 10:40 AM
Steve, Ross - Do either of you know what the pros and cons of the EC14 and EC20 are - is it just a matter of magnification or is there an image quality factor to consider when deciding which to buy?

Others with more accurate knowledge of the stopping down affect of each will hopefully enlighten you on their limitations.
Here are a few threads where either EC14 or EC20 is involved & hopefully will help. I would suggest the EC14 would be most useful with least affect to the f stop, but only a 40% increase in magnification (or lens length X 1.4).
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12620
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10592&highlight=EC14
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6184&highlight=EC14
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10551&highlight=EC14
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9045&highlight=EC14
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7412&highlight=EC14

Hope that is not too much reading.

Zuiko
30th January 2011, 11:23 AM
All superb shots, Steve, which show the quality of the lens but that opening portrait is stunning, not just the IQ but also the composition and lighting. You can't let that lens take all the credit!

I recognize that little dog, I remember a picture you posted a while back of him bounding through the snow. :)

pandora
30th January 2011, 11:39 AM
Others with more accurate knowledge of the stopping down affect of each will hopefully enlighten you on their limitations.
Here are a few threads where either EC14 or EC20 is involved & hopefully will help. I would suggest the EC14 would be most useful with least affect to the f stop, but only a 40% increase in magnification (or lens length X 1.4).
Hope that is not too much reading.
Thanks Ross, from comments made within these links I reached the conclusion that EC20 works well with the 50-200 + E5. Presumably results should be relatively as good with an E-3.

Makonde
30th January 2011, 12:59 PM
You won't regret that purchase! This and the 12-60 are my favourite lenses by a long way. The 50-200 is amazing. I often use it for portraits, particularly outdoors on the go, and in this low-light country the wider aperture is a godsend. For outdoor crowd scenes I always take it along and it is usually the life-saver at such events.

I got the EC14 to go with it, as I had seen systematic shots on Flickr that showed clearly the EC20 was not nearly such a good partner for it. I have to say that I am happier with the 50-200 on its own, for there does seem to be a little bit of limitation/degradation with the tc Plus its one stop difference in exposure), but you can nevertheless get very good results with the EC14 if not quite of the stunning quality you get from the lovely 50-200.

PS: it also does a reasonable 'macro' although not as well as what I see from others using the 70-300, which I don't have.

stevednp3
30th January 2011, 05:00 PM
All superb shots, Steve, which show the quality of the lens but that opening portrait is stunning, not just the IQ but also the composition and lighting. You can't let that lens take all the credit!

I recognize that little dog, I remember a picture you posted a while back of him bounding through the snow. :)

Thanks ever so much John, much appreciated *chr

Yes hes the same little fellow, hes my mother-in-laws dog and hes so photogenic, everytime I get new kit I practice on my cat first, then straight over to him :o

stevednp3
30th January 2011, 05:04 PM
You won't regret that purchase! This and the 12-60 are my favourite lenses by a long way. The 50-200 is amazing. I often use it for portraits, particularly outdoors on the go, and in this low-light country the wider aperture is a godsend. For outdoor crowd scenes I always take it along and it is usually the life-saver at such events.

I got the EC14 to go with it, as I had seen systematic shots on Flickr that showed clearly the EC20 was not nearly such a good partner for it. I have to say that I am happier with the 50-200 on its own, for there does seem to be a little bit of limitation/degradation with the tc Plus its one stop difference in exposure), but you can nevertheless get very good results with the EC14 if not quite of the stunning quality you get from the lovely 50-200.

PS: it also does a reasonable 'macro' although not as well as what I see from others using the 70-300, which I don't have.


Yes totally AGREE I love the 12-60 too, both are such excellent lenses

I dont know whether to get the EC14 or just keep my 70-300mm for when I need that extra reach, it would cost the same and the 70-300mm has other benefits like you say the macro and being lighter to carry.

Ross the fiddler
30th January 2011, 08:56 PM
Yes totally AGREE I love the 12-60 too, both are such excellent lenses

I dont know whether to get the EC14 or just keep my 70-300mm for when I need that extra reach, it would cost the same and the 70-300mm has other benefits like you say the macro and being lighter to carry.

My desire would be for the 50-200 & EC14 & also keep the 70-300, but then again, that's my problem in life, I keep too much stuff. :o

stevednp3
30th January 2011, 08:58 PM
My desire would be for the 50-200 & EC14 & also keep the 70-300, but then again, that's my problem in life, I keep too much stuff. :o

Tell me about it :D