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tommy781
17th August 2011, 02:30 PM
Hi, I use this combination for a little test and I post the photo on my blog: http://passionefoto-thomas.blogspot.com/2011/08/olympus-e-5-50-200-swd-ec14.html .
I think that the ec-14 is the best multiplier of olympus system because the ec-20, for me, lose too light with lens like the 50-200. What you think?

StephenL
17th August 2011, 03:06 PM
Some nice shots there. When I had my E-3 plus 50-200, the EC-14 was almost always on. So great a benefit for so little a penalty.

Swordfish
17th August 2011, 03:15 PM
Agree with you Tommy

I think the 50-200SWD + EC14 is a great combination and I use it a lot. The extra reach of the EC20 is not worth it because of the light loss and the loss of contrast/clarity. The 50-200/EC14 is so good the same effect can be achieved by greater cropping and still retain IQ in my view.

Tordan58
19th August 2011, 10:49 AM
Hi,


I Have the 50-200 and both of the teleconverters.

I agree that the EC14 is a nice companion to the 50-200, the loss of IQ hardly noticeable. The 1-EV loss is an acceptable penalty IMO. I have it on half of the time.

The EC20 also produces high IQ but I believe the AF system struggles with the loss of light and manual focus is sometimes preferrable. I use the E620 and E520, it is possible that the AF performance with this lens/TC pair is better on the E5. I have it on a quarter of the time.

/Tord

tommy781
19th August 2011, 11:16 AM
yes, with the e-5 the af work fine with ec14 and the ec20 too but only with good light. i think that ec 20 is born for the top pro lens, for the pro lens I prefer the ec14.

Greytop
13th October 2011, 08:10 AM
Hi, I use this combination for a little test and I post the photo on my blog: http://passionefoto-thomas.blogspot.com/2011/08/olympus-e-5-50-200-swd-ec14.html .
I think that the ec-14 is the best multiplier of olympus system because the ec-20, for me, lose too light with lens like the 50-200. What you think?

Some excellent images on your blog Tommy *chr
I only just spotted your post here so sorry for the late reply / comment :)
Whilst I 100% agree with your comments with regard to the excellence of the 50-200 + EC-14 combination, I also think that the 50-200 and EC-20 are a worthy and workable combination. Yes you do suffer light loss but because it is sharp wide open you can shoot at f/7.0 without any penalty.

Some examples from my back garden at 400mm with the EC-20 and SWD 50-200.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3253458_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31818)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/p3243419_10242.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31767)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P9268226.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/39263)

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P7226798_1024.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24344)

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P7156610_1024.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24357)

Tordan58
13th October 2011, 09:18 AM
Huw,
These are indeed fine shots, focus is right on spot.

Thanks for sharing.

/Tord

tommy781
13th October 2011, 01:16 PM
wow, fantastic shot!

Greytop
13th October 2011, 07:21 PM
wow, fantastic shot!

Thanks Tommy, give the EC-20 a try, it may just surprise you :)

quickben
28th October 2011, 03:25 PM
I used the EC-14 with the E5 and 50-200 for the first time in the past month, and while not everything was great, I managed enough decent shots to not want to swap for something else. Here are a couple of shots from my second trip to the bush - in Pilanesberg about 2 hours from Johannesburg, so really fortunate as could not go off road and get close and personal. NB first time I have used the upload stuff on the forum - so let me know If I have done anything out of order

Peter

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/Pilanesberg_October_2011-2.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24784)

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/Pilanesberg_October_2011-1.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24783)