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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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Old 13th November 2007
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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

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Received my Ebay 50-200mm today, mint apart from a couple of minor marks under the tripod mount. Optics and focussing with my 510 seem spot on and it is shaarrrp! Well pleased. Anyone thinking of buying one of these for a 510 should not be put off by the apparent bulk. Yes it's big and appears to overwhelm the camera, but it balances very well with the left hand under the zoom ring which is where the centre of gravity roughly is when attached to a 510. My first impression is that its reputation is well deserved. Now, where's my E-3............
You have probably alread discovered this, but just loosen the tripod mount collar and move the 'foot' 90 degrees to the top of the lens when mounted and then you can handle the lens more comfortably. You can remove the collar entirely if you aren't planning to use a tripod or monod - saves quite a bit of weight

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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

Likely to use it hand held mainly, the super posh IS in the E-3 will assist here. I was surprised at how well balanced it is on a 510. Need to be carefull how long your neck strap is though as the lens hangs downward and could give you a rude awakening in the nether regions! Thanks to all for your help in choosing old or new.
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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

Chris -

Wot no pic yet? Lol.

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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

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Wot no jokes

Have only had about an hour playing with my new(old) 50-200, haven't had much time since. The above was snapped with it but the camera focussed on the beak not the eyes. Will upload some pics asap.
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Wot no jokes
Have only had about an hour playing with my new(old) 50-200, haven't had much time since. The above was snapped with it but the camera focussed on the beak not the eyes. Will upload some pics asap.
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The background bokeh is really creamy

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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

That's actually what I put in the gallery description. I love the bokeh with this lens. Although I've not yet had time to try it properly it will be a pleasure to shoot telephoto with nice wide apertures. I'm hoping to get out and about this weekend, I was also hoping to get a call from Park Cameras about my E-3..............
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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

Congrats on the new lens, I'm not surprised you like it, I love mine. I would go as far as to say it's the sharpest of the Pro range lenses that I own. I don't know if thats a common opinion or not.

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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

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Have the old 50-200mm but, instead of stumping up for an EC-14, I picked up an old Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI (they're often available for around the 60-80 mark) and have been very pleased with the results:



The 200+ you'd save on not buying the EC-14/20 could buy you a back-up E-1, or a little E-410 for not-so-heavy-camera days...
Hello another Ian here, new kid on the block, I have some nikon lenses, your post begs the question, how can you use a nikon lens with the Olympus or am I being thick ?
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Old 20th December 2007
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Re: New or used 50-200mm?

Look up Nikon-Olympus or Nikon to Four Thirds adapter on eBay - don't pay more than 15!
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Look up Nikon-Olympus or Nikon to Four Thirds adapter on eBay - don't pay more than 15!
thank you for your reply, very helpful. Ian
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