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    Using 50-200 lens with EC20 on E-M1

    With the high price of alternative new lenses coming, I decided to jump on a used EC20 (like new in a box from Japan) to use with my 50-200 SWD lens. I knew it was pushing the limit, but you know how bright the light is here downunder so I thought I could probably get away with it anyhow.

    Here are a few images where I have tried out this lens combo (EC20 & 50-200 SWD lens) & now I am fairly satisfied having added the EC20 to my kit. These photos from today are all at 400mm (with Auto ISO high limit set to 6400) & all out of camera JPEGs & only resized & sharpened in OV3 (for web display).



    With bounced flash indoors.






    A couple of Bower Birds (look close like 'Where's Wally')


    And a close crop to show what this lens combination can do (not the high ISO noise & smearing though).


    A Crimson Rosella




    I'm pretty happy with what I can get with this lens combination but I will only use the EC20 for reach & stick with the EC14 most of the time (unless I am working close & then I'll use just the lens only).

    Thanks for looking.
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    Re: Using 50-200 lens with EC20 on E-M1

    With good light, the right subject, using all the best techniques, etc., you will get very good results (as you have shown) the real advantage of the 300mm f/4 is the IS sync that allows for more flexibility in the use of the lens hand held.
    Graham

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    Re: Using 50-200 lens with EC20 on E-M1

    Hi Ross. Great set of images! Makes me want to get hold of an EC20!

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    Re: Using 50-200 lens with EC20 on E-M1

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    With good light, the right subject, using all the best techniques, etc., you will get very good results (as you have shown) the real advantage of the 300mm f/4 is the IS sync that allows for more flexibility in the use of the lens hand held.
    Thanks Graham. It was only just possible to get acceptable results though with this lens combination & I will only use it when it is possible & an advantage in doing so otherwise the EC14 & 50-200 lens would be a safer option.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter H View Post
    Hi Ross. Great set of images! Makes me want to get hold of an EC20!
    Thanks but I suggest you don't rush out & buy one unless you know it is going to give you the results you want or need.
    Ross
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    Re: Using 50-200 lens with EC20 on E-M1

    Just another test with this lens combination of tonight's moon with camera/lens handheld but leaning against the post for support (& was using 0 Sec Anti-Shock in the E-M1) & to show the detail I also used the DTC in camera as well, so this is the JPEG from the camera & just resized (& sharpened for web display) in OV3.

    Ross
    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
    Lenses: M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, ZD12-60 SWD, ZD50-200 SWD, EC14, EC20, EX25, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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