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Old Mar 22, 2014, 1:13 PM   #1
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Default "New" Zuiko 50-200

The USPS made the delivery in two-days by Priority Mail and I am checking out this used lens. The zoom action is smooth, the glass is clean, and my handheld efforts for the first time with a relatively heavy lens show it to be a very nice piece of glass. These are untouched JPGs.

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Old Mar 22, 2014, 1:22 PM   #2
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Two are quick inside shots of a card that is part way open. I have adjusted the exposure and sharpness in Preview on the Mac. The lens is reporting well. I took some others inside and they are high quality.

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Old Mar 22, 2014, 4:20 PM   #3
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I'd say you did very well on your purchase. Looks great.
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 4:55 PM   #4
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congratulations on the new lens, can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 5:28 PM   #5
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Congratulations for the new lens, it was my favorite one when I had my Oly 4/3 gear.

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............congratulations, great lens. Do Have Fun!
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Lucky dog. :-) Steve's bird shots are another testament to the image quality and sharpness of the lens.
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Congratulations MacBook. You are going to really like that lens! I came into possession of a used one a few years ago, and it is a super lens.

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Lucky dog. :-) Steve's bird shots are another testament to the image quality and sharpness of the lens.
Thanks James. I found that using the 50-200 is sharper and faster than the 70-300. If necessary, cropping the 50-200 shot will still give a better and sharper photo than the same shot with the 70-300mm lens.
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cropping the 50-200 shot will still give a better and sharper photo than the same shot with the 70-300mm lens.
....gotta disgree with'ya about that Steven
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It'd be close. If one was a JPEG shooter, the 50-200 + the 2x digital TC would be fantastic. They both are heavy enough they're relatively easy to handhold and get sharp images at the maximum focal lengths. I do think the 50-200 at 200mm is sharper than the 70-300 at 300mm, but the extra reach has it's uses too. I need to take the four-thirds 70-300 out some more and compare it to how the Micro 75-300 performs.

Many of my favorite closeups were captured with the 70-300 + Ex25 combination.
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