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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalWoman View Post
    so i would be okay with the 50-200 non-swd on a e620. again, i don't do a lot of telephoto work, but i like to have it when i need it and having almost the best is good enough for me. i think.
    I have the non-swd and it works pretty well on my E330 & E510. I've since bought an E3 and it works just a tad faster. I dare say it will be ok on the E620 unless you're needing the fastest speed possible.
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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

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    I have the non-swd and it works pretty well on my E330 & E510. I've since bought an E3 and it works just a tad faster. I dare say it will be ok on the E620 unless you're needing the fastest speed possible.
    cool. i decided to go with the non-swd version. found one for $679 usd. it was $712, but i got $34 off using an online code and free shipping. now i'm done for real. i will work with my three lenses.

    thanks for your input.
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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalWoman View Post
    cool. i decided to go with the non-swd version. found one for $679 usd. it was $712, but i got $34 off using an online code and free shipping. now i'm done for real. i will work with my three lenses.

    thanks for your input.
    i just want to say i got my lens yesterday, the non-swd version and it. is. awesome. i'm glad i didn't get the swd, extra money, this thing is fast enough. produces beautiful images. heavy as ever, but my biceps will look great this summer.

    this really could be my walk around lens. normally i keep my 50 on my 620, but the 50-200 will cover my out and about shots.

    now i just need a gun license. i'm nervous about getting robbed.

    oh and seriously, what am i going to do with the carrying case it came in, uh, i have a camera bag. it's nice, but does anyone ever use it? it's in the closet.
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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalWoman View Post
    i just want to say i got my lens yesterday, the non-swd version and it. is. awesome. i'm glad i didn't get the swd, extra money, this thing is fast enough. produces beautiful images. heavy as ever, but my biceps will look great this summer.

    this really could be my walk around lens. normally i keep my 50 on my 620, but the 50-200 will cover my out and about shots.

    now i just need a gun license. i'm nervous about getting robbed.

    oh and seriously, what am i going to do with the carrying case it came in, uh, i have a camera bag. it's nice, but does anyone ever use it? it's in the closet.
    The bag is useful as a small camera bag for when you want to carry a small number of extras with your camera separate (rather than carry a large bag). Probably best to mothball it in case you ever decide to trade up to the SWD!

    The old and new versions are very, very good optically.. The old version, in some situations can seem faster to focus. The SWD version really comes into its own with C-AF on fast objects (e.g. when I photograph birds in flight like falcons). A friend with a Nikon D300 and a pretty good Sigma lens tried my E-3 and 50-200SWD and was amazed at the incredible refocussing speed of this combo. Which was a shame, because up until then I had her convinced it was all my skill!

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Andy, I'm sure that there's a whole lot more of your skill involved than you will ever admit to.

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by Ians Tata View Post
    Andy, I'm sure that there's a whole lot more of your skill involved than you will ever admit to.

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Even though I have an e-510 rather than the e-3 that you use, I still have benefitted from using the notes that you have given us all on the c-af that you worked out with much practice and experimentation photographing the rapters. So the talent is supplemented by your determination and imagination at working out the solutions. So humble as you may be... never sell yourself short

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    Re: Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

    Quote Originally Posted by Ians Tata View Post
    Even though I have an e-510 rather than the e-3 that you use, I still have benefitted from using the notes that you have given us all on the c-af that you worked out with much practice and experimentation photographing the rapters. So the talent is supplemented by your determination and imagination at working out the solutions. So humble as you may be... never sell yourself short

    Jeff
    Thanks - it's go to know that they have had wider applicability than just the later AF systems on the E-600, E-620, E-30 and E-3.

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