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First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

I like this lens already after shooting a few images in poor light wide open at 200mm.

Considering the price I paid for it (and the fact that it comes with a 12 month warranty) I reckon it was a real bargain and the results don't look too bad either

Our resident squirrel, f3.5 with ISO200 in CAF mode, smallest single point, ISO400 for 1/800th sec at 35ft, cropped




A female House Sparrow at about 5ft (I don't know who was the most surprised when she arrived on the feeder ) ISO 400 for 1/200th sec at 200mm f3.5 CAF



A passing Coastguard helicopter, CAF, there was no time to change ISO but I pushed the aperture to f6.3 before grabbing the shot. The fast shutter speed , 1/3200th, has frozen the blades. Focus lock was fast and accurate



I still need to learn how to get the best out of it but I think its going to be fun
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Brilliant photos; Squirrel could be in the room with us; it's so clear.
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Well Done thats great work

So how do you compare this lens with the 75-300 m4/3rds ?

I stopped by the Peregrine Falcons on Wednesday at Portsdown, and she is nesting/sitting on eggs, out of sight and he was sitting on the Pylon occasionally calling out ... it was grey cloudy backdrop so I did not bother ...
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

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So how do you compare this lens with the 75-300 m4/3rds ?
its early days yet but some thoughts:

- the 75-300 will remain my walk about lens because of the weight
- it does focus faster than the 50-200, no doubt about that but so far, with the limited range of subjects I have tested it with the 50-200 is better than I anticipated (and much better than I feared)
- the bokeh of the 50-200 is visibly better than the 75-300 (to be expected really)
- its great in low light and focuses well, maybe a bit more positively than the 75-300?
- I would miss that extra 100mm so will be getting that 1.4xTC

So far I am very pleased with the purchase Chevvy
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Well, I don't know how you managed to stuff that helicopter ...

But they are exceptionally sharp images! Well done you!
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Some birds sort of in flight (BIF-ish? )

These were all grab shots wide open at 200mm and shutter speed was from 1/800th to 1/1600th, 9 point CAF hand-held.

there is blurred edge around most (all?) of the birds which I'm not sure if its CA, motion blur or what, so I need more proper experimenting in good light.

Its strange, with this lens on it suddenly feels as if I'm back shooting canon again, I guess its the extra mass / inertia of the lens - I quite like it (for a short bit of hand-holding )

Look, no wings!


Waiting for landing clearance



Sparrow departure

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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Great shots but go and wash your mouth out!
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

thanks all, but a lot of this is down to the EM-1 + the 50-200, I feel almost as if I have a new camera

(got some House Martin shots to share in a mo - Oh boy, just wait until I know what I'm doing with this combo, its still a bit "point and shoot" at the moment )
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Here we go, from my neighbours colony of House Martins (why do they always nest on the wrong house, we are the only one's that would welcome them and they have never managed to nest under our eaves for some reason yet all the others have multiple nests)

One in, one out



Mid-air Collision



Controlled approach to the nest



All I need now is some decent light, a bit more practise, so I know how I'm getting these shots and can improve on them and the parents bringing in some food for the young (at the moment its still mud for nest building)

Sorry for the momentary lapse and the use of the "C" word before Ed, my excitement got the better of me
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Wow! Fantastic shots. It's a great lens.
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Thanks Andrew, yes it is a fantastic lens and I just discovered something else that makes it even better - it fits into my Lowepro Nova 180 shoulder bag!

One last shot then I had better stop before I get boring with all my enthusiasm for what is probably an old friend of a lens to most of you

A passing pigeon (CAF with 9 point box worked very well for this)




Be warned though, I'm playing at shooting Martins in flight and it seems to be working!
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Re: First shots with the 50-200 mk1 on EM-1

Working well for you.
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