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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


Question for the pros from the new guy (first post!):

I've been milling around the idea of picking up the older 4/3 Oly 50-200mm 2.8-3.5 to fill out my range for my EM1.1. So my multi-step question for you folks would be:

...has anyone else shot with this combo?

...if yes, do you see a big difference in the SWD vs non-SWD versions?

...does the 40-150 2.8 Pro out class it enough to spend 2x+ the price?

...or just spend the money on the new 12-100 4 Pro?

Any and all data would be super awesome.



Mar 21, 2017 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


I have the SWD version and the 300f4 rather than the 40-150, and assuming the Pro lenses perform similarly I have to say the 50-200 is a great option. With the MMF-3 adapter it's a bit larger but you get longer focal length as well. AF is almost as fast as the Pro, and with the EC14 quality is still excellent.

I haven't used the non-SWD but I think I read Oly won't service them anymore as they're quite old, you may want to verify though.

The downsides are weight and no compatibility with other m4/3 bodies except the EM1.2.



Mar 21, 2017 at 11:25 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


Awesome, thanks for the data!


Mar 21, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


There's a Panasonic Leica 50-200 f/2.8-4 on the roadmap for hopefully later this year if you're looking for that range.


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


With the MMF3 adaptor I would think that you can mount any 4/3 lens to any m43 body. No?

Bobg657 wrote:
The downsides are weight and no compatibility with other m4/3 bodies except the EM1.2.





Mar 25, 2017 at 12:21 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


The PL 50-200 should be an awesome lens. I am looking forward to all the new PL lenses - they should all be very good.

TMaG82 wrote:
There's a Panasonic Leica 50-200 f/2.8-4 on the roadmap for hopefully later this year if you're looking for that range.




Mar 25, 2017 at 12:23 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


bobbytan wrote:
With the MMF3 adaptor I would think that you can mount any 4/3 lens to any m43 body. No?



That's right Bobby, but af will only be reasonable on an EM1.1 or 1.2 on most 4/3 lenses. Incidentally, Oly is selling the remaining 4/3 inventory at 50% off now.



Mar 25, 2017 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Oly 4/3 50-200mm And Some Other Options?


I am well ahead of you. As a matter of fact I may have snagged the last copy of the 150/2. Mitesh tried to order one but it's already sold out! Odd thing is Olympus is not offering the discount through its retailers like B&H.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1429904/89#13972929

Re AF with the MMF3 adaptor - this is what K-H had to say about it:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1429904/89#13972984

Bobg657 wrote:
That's right Bobby, but af will only be reasonable on an EM1.1 or 1.2 on most 4/3 lenses. Incidentally, Oly is selling the remaining 4/3 inventory at 50% off now.



Mar 25, 2017 at 03:11 AM







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