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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 30th March 2015
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50-200 swd.

I have now sold most of my 4/3 lenses and replaced them with MFT versions. This morning with a couple hours to go before going to work and a bit of sunshine in the garden I decided to get my 50-200 SWD out. It's been languishing unused for quite a while but I thought I'd try it now my EM-1 has the V3 firmware installed. After a few snaps I decided to fit the EC14 teleconverter too. I have to say even with this the focussing performance is impressive with very little lag at all. Olympus have really done a good job of tweaking the EM-1's firmware.
Below is a sample shot taken hand held at full zoom which equates to 560mm. The camera was set to P mode with ESP metering. Not a particularly interesting subject matter but It makes me wonder just how much better the MFT 40-150 Pro can be.

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Re: 50-200 swd.

I agree. I posted a shot yesterday of a rabbit I took in the garden with my pre-SWD 50-200 on an E-M1. The sharpness and detail are excellent and with the V.3 firmware the focus performance isn't too shabby either. It's not Canon 7dii + 70-200 territory, but for what I use it for it's more than good enough.
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Re: 50-200 swd.

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I agree. I posted a shot yesterday of a rabbit I took in the garden with my pre-SWD 50-200 on an E-M1. The sharpness and detail are excellent and with the V.3 firmware the focus performance isn't too shabby either. It's not Canon 7dii + 70-200 territory, but for what I use it for it's more than good enough.
Actually Paul it was your rabbit that prompted me to get the lens out, so thank you.

However the Em-1 + 50-200 + EC14 + MFT converter makes for a hefty chunk that I wouldn't want to hang around my neck for long.

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