Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 Digital ED SWD Lens for E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System)

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About Olympus 50-200mm

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Designed to meet the needs of the professional photographer, Zuiko Digital lenses were born of an uncompromising commitment to performance. The lenses feature high resolving power, to get the most out of the imaging element. Zuiko Digital lenses allow light to strike the image sensor at a near-perpendicular angle, minimizing degradation and light loss. This large, award-winning family of lenses is perfectly matched to work exclusively with digital cameras so every pixel is properly exposed.

This is a high-performance super-telescopic zoom lens that features, for the first time, the Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) autofocus system which enables the lens to achieve an AF speed about two times faster3 than the previous ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 model. ED lens elements are used extensively to correct the color blurring that can occur when telescopic lenses are extended to their maximum focal length, while the digital-dedicated design ensures high-quality performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. Close-up shooting capability is also superb, with a minimum shooting distance of just 1.2 meters throughout the zoom range.

The Olympus 50-200mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Olympus 50-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Olympus 50-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 50-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (31),Consistent output (16),Strong construction (16),Rugged (15),Easily interchangeable (14),Durable (12),Nice bokeh (5),Lightweight (4)
Cons:
Heavy (11)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (19),Wildlife photos (17),Landscape/scenery (11),Weddings (9),Low light (5),General purpose (4),Wildlife (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9),Semi-pro photographer (9),Semi-professional (3)

Olympus 50-200mm Features

  • 50-200 millimeter f/2.8-3.5 zoom lens for digital cameras (equivalent to 100-200 millimeter in 35 millimeter photography)
  • Features Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) technology inside to provide quiet, ultra-fast autofocus speed
  • Maximizes the E-3's high-speed autofocus capability
  • Digital-dedicated design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge
  • Minimum shooting distance of just 1.2 meters throughout the zoom range

Olympus 50-200mm Specifications

Product type
Lens
Zoom lens
f/2.8-3.5
Compatibility
Compatible for E-3 Digital SLR Camera

Olympus 50-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lens I won't be with out

This is a really great lens, it is quick consistent and very solid. Some people complain about the weight of this lens I have no idea what they are talking about it is not heavy at all it is very easy to hand hold and carry all day. I do it all the time for events with out any problems. I have shot every thing from low light indoor Church settings, portraits, to out door wild life and scenery with very good success. The only complaint I have about this lens is the diameter of the lens hood, I...

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This is a really great lens, it is quick consistent and very solid. Some people complain about the weight of this lens I have no idea what they are talking about it is not heavy at all it is very easy to hand hold and carry all day. I do it all the time for events with out any problems. I have shot every thing from low light indoor Church settings, portraits, to out door wild life and scenery with very good success. The only complaint I have about this lens is the diameter of the lens hood, It makes it very hard to fit in a bag. However this is a lens that will be in my bag every time I leave the house.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Return was necessary

Upon receipt I tested the used Zuiko 50-200 ED SWD in random daylight shots. I could see in my E-3's LCD that many of the shots were way overexposed, so I tested further using all modes, P/S/A/M. Same overexposed result, which comparable tests with my 12-60 did not show, so I concluded the this 50-200 had a problem with stopping down. The shots that were not overexposed showed the lens had superb optical quality however, and so I was really disappointed with the overexposure problems. I have ...

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Upon receipt I tested the used Zuiko 50-200 ED SWD in random daylight shots. I could see in my E-3's LCD that many of the shots were way overexposed, so I tested further using all modes, P/S/A/M. Same overexposed result, which comparable tests with my 12-60 did not show, so I concluded the this 50-200 had a problem with stopping down. The shots that were not overexposed showed the lens had superb optical quality however, and so I was really disappointed with the overexposure problems. I have returned the lens.

Reviewed by 26 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!

By

from W.Chester,PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm thrilled beyond words with my latest acquisiton from Adorama. This is the first used item I've every purchased. Outstanding performance and value - saved me a lot. I suggest that anyone interested in first rate used camera equipment, check out Adorama. I also suggest going for the highest rating on the item. Furthermore, the extended warranty is a steal of a deal.

 
4.0

Excellent 4/3 Lens

By

from Overland Park, KS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent quality and value for a 4/3 body. Not as fast to focus using Micro 4/3 converter, but focal length makes up for this.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Return was necessary

By

from Racine WI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Upon receipt I tested the used Zuiko 50-200 ED SWD in random daylight shots. I could see in my E-3's LCD that many of the shots were way overexposed, so I tested further using all modes, P/S/A/M. Same overexposed result, which comparable tests with my 12-60 did not show, so I concluded the this 50-200 had a problem with stopping down. The shots that were not overexposed showed the lens had superb optical quality however, and so I was really disappointed with the overexposure problems. I have returned the lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just received it... absolutely awesome!

By

from Bunnell, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I just recieved this glass by UPS. I bought it used and cannot see any signs that it has been used. Whoever had it took very good care of it. I bought it along with a new 12-60 f2.8 and both will be mounted to an E510(kit) that I bought from Adorama I don't know how many years ago. Both lenses were carefully packed and are in excellent condition. I've gathered some really decent shots with the kit lenses and had considered moving up to a larger sensor, but since I'm not making my living with a camera I decided to make the move to better lenses. I really love my 510 and the addition of these lenses should extend the life of my 510 by many years. I'm strictly an amateur and have been told I have a good eye. I don't know that to be the case, but I shoot what I like, what appeals to me. What appealed to me was the versatility of the 510 and the enthusiasm of Olympus owners overall. I haven't had a chance to shoot these lenses, except for a couple of indoor shots, but I'm sure I won't be disappointed. So, for now, I'll give the lens 4 stars and Adorama 5 stars for such a great value. TTFN

 
5.0

Should have purchased this lens first!

By

from Rockford, Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great all around lens if you don't mind lugging around a bit more weight. I use this mainly to shoot birds and other wildlife because of the fast focus and sharp pictures. Also for events. Use on E-5.

 
5.0

amazing lens

By

from Appleton, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had the 70-300mm lens and wasn't real happy with it. I tried this lens and was really impressed. I use it on my OMD EM-5 and have excellent results. It is a little heavy but I wouldn't want to give up the quality build for a lighter lens.

 
5.0

Best of the Best

By

from Quarryville, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use it mostly for wildlife and outdoor sports. Have also used it for portraits...tight in head shots

 
5.0

The fastest of the best.

By

from Quarryville, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use for studio portraits and outdoor events like marches, sports, etc. Olympic optics are the very best I have ever encountered and their SWD (Super Wave Drive) is just that "super" fast. The lens is heavy because its built like a rock.

 
5.0

Love the lens

By

from Santee, California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

None

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens at a Great Price

By

from Nevada  -  Casual Photographer

Dollar-for-dollar, this lens is tough to beat in terms of focal length and quality. For a bit over $1,000 you get a fast, weather sealed lens with an effective focal length of 400mm. Works great with the EC-14 teleconverter to deliver 560mm with the loss of one stop. Pair this with 12-60 high grade lens and you are ready for just about anything.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
LOUIS C  Outstanding lens for any 4/3 Olympus camera.
Shopper  is this lens good for portraits or full body photos?? or am i looking at the wrong lens?? i am looking to use for fashion photography is this lens adequate? any response is appreciated
ORRI J  With the 2 crop factor of the camera you have to stand pretty far away from your model. Other than that, it gives beautiful colors and can give great short focal depth when you need it.
Shopper  will this work on an olympus e 410 or do i have to buy an adapter for it as well??
Clinton H  Should work, but you'll need to check for firmware updates for the 410.
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