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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD : Specifications and Opinions


Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD

The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD is a tele lens for 4/3, manufactured from 2007 to 2017 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1399 €;
19 users have given it an average vote of 9.4 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

4/3 reflex: this lens is compatible with reflex 4/3 (discontinued).



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   50-200 mm
 Angle of view   24.2 - 6.1°  (equivalent to a 101-404mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   4/3
 Max. aperture   f/2.8-3.5
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   16 elements in 15 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.20 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.21x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   Yes
 Filters   67 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   995 g
 Dimensions   87 x 157 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on July 24, 2021

Pros: Sharpness, f2.8 to f3.5 , bright, excellent rendering , well built

Cons: big and heavy

Opinion: I bought the swd version because of the mechanical manual focus for night shots . On the EM1 with automatic magnification , mf is a breeze and the focus ring is smooth as butter . At about 80-150 mm you get portraits with background blurr the like of FF lenses . The only downside to this lens is the weight and size, you really have to make a conscious decision to carry and shoot with it . On the other hand a Pana 50-200 is 4 times the price . Highly recommended .

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avatarsenior
sent on July 23, 2021

Pros: Very sharp at all focal lengths (even the longest ones), bright, nice bokeh, solid barrel without being "scrambled"...... and first of all the undoubtedly favorable quality - price ratio!!!!!

Cons: The AF, even with the original Olympus adapter (MMF1) and also mounted on the flagship Oly EM1, is never as fast as proprietary micro 4/3 lenses. Aesthetically it is less pleasing to look at than its "counterpart" 40 150 2.8 per m4/3 or the 50 200 2.8 - 4 Panasonic (always for m4/3).

Opinion: A pleasant surprise. I specify that I do NOT own the SWD but the normal version .... however, but on the point I do not feel like putting my hand on the fire, I do not think that the SWD system allows greater speed of focus on the m4/3 adapted (on 4/3 reflex bodies, instead, definitely yes!). Now: af, I already wrote it, is not lightning ... but when it hooks, it hooks precise! And it hardly makes mistakes (or at least it doesn't make more mistakes than I make the m4/3 optics). Optically it was a revelation: the subjects "approach" without having to go up with the shutter speeds: at 1/80 you can safely make portraits of people taken at the maximum focal length (200mm .... which equals 400mm on FF!) without problems of "moved": the stabilizer in the car of the EM1, with this objective, shows off all its "power" and effectiveness! Not only, then, the lens is sharp up to the extreme focal length, but it gives bokeh on average very pleasant: we are perhaps not at the level of portrait optics, but we are very close ... I also have the 75 Oly 1.8....so I know what I'm talking about. Let's say that on the outside, as for the detachment of the planes and the sweetness of the blurred, at the longest focal lengths (from 120mm upwards) the big Oly 50 200 does not suffer reverential fears towards the more modern (and also much lighter) Oly 75. Excellent portraits are made with one and excellent portraits are also made with the other. The price, then, is unbeatable: with patience you can take it away at 300 euros put well: count that you need at least (but at least!!!) twice as much for the 40 150 2.8, which will be a little more compact (but not even so much anyway ....), has the fastest Af, but stops first on the focal length.

avatarjunior
sent on November 12, 2019

Pros: Brightness, image quality, stabilization.

Cons: Nobody

Opinion: Purchased lens used with the Olympus E-1 and the 14-54, later used on E 620. When I decided to buy the Nikon D750 with the 24-120 in kit I decided to keep the aforementioned kit since the shopkeeper had made a ridiculous assessment to me to pick it up. Unfortunately it now lies almost unused but its characteristics of brightness, quality of professional image, optical construction and even excessive weight make it current even if it is now 8/9 years since its purchase, too bad that it can be used only on the 4/3 system.

avatarjunior
sent on November 12, 2019

Pros: Quick autofocus, great sharpness and brightness, tropicalized, compact.

Cons: Nobody

Opinion: To this day, with almost 10 years on my shoulders, my 50-200 swd works like the first day. Excellent lens in every circumstance that I use together with the "old" flagship e5 and together offer a really good result. With micro I do not know, I had used it on the em1 first version but it was slower than on the e5 so I left it to the native system.

avatarjunior
sent on October 20, 2017

Pros: AF fast and silent, professional image quality, not heavy for what it offers. Lens hood, case with strap and tripod included

Cons: Nobody. Caution: The AF works at maximum of its potential only on 4/3 (old bayonet) or E-M1 (I or II) batteries with adapter. On other bodies m4 / 3, the AF performance (which is not verified and model dependent) is due to the lack of the focus algorithm that uses this lens, whose AF is then directed more slowly.

Opinion: Do not make it distracting from being an old-fashioned lens that requires an adapter: buying it is a bargain. The 50-200 SWD is an exceptional lens also on m4 / 3. Of course, if you do not have an E-M1, the only model that (in the first and second versions) has maintained the focus mechanism typical of the old 4/3 system, the AF might be a bit slow (I do not have it tried in person) and to limit the manual to focus peaking - it also helps greatly the fact that the MF is permanently available by turning the ring on the barrel without having to activate it in the menu or move levers. rnAmong this, the lens offers outstanding image quality, comparable to that of the excellent 12-40mm PRO as to sharpness, color, and resistance to defects. The AF on the E-M1 is very quick, accurate and silent (sometimes, if it is "useless", it is almost instantaneous). It is sufficiently open for portrait needs, at least bythe 80mm, where I rarely wanted more blurry. From 50 to 70mm maybe is more suitable for group photos or portrait busts.rnrn The construction is great and makes a nice impression to keep it in hand. It's not very heavy for what it offers. In conclusion, a professional or almost objective, well adapted to portraiture, weddings, and, coupled with the E-M1, to sports or shooting fast moving objects. I voted for 10, I really can not find fault with them (right, it would be nice a little brighter) .rn




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