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Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD
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Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD review: specs and price

Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Why is Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD better than the average?

  • Widest aperture
    f/2.8 vsf/3.014419087136928
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    3.5fvs3.63f
  • Minimum focal length
    50mmvs50.52mm
  • Maximum focal length
    200mmvs113.75mm
  • Optical zoom
    4xvs2.49x
  • Aperture blades
    9vs7.89
  • Minimum angle of view
    6.2°vs33.3°

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General info

1.Front element doesn't rotate
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

2.minimum focal length

50mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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0.24mm

3.maximum focal length

200mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

4.Weather sealed
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.weight

995g

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2.1g

6.Has a metal mount
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

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Optics

1.optical zoom

4x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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22.2x

2.maximum angle of view

24°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

3.minimum angle of view

6.2°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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4.magnification

0.21x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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14x

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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f/1.2

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

3.5f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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12

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

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Focus

1.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

2.Has focus motor
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.Can focus to infinity
Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 SWD

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

4.minimum focus distance

1.2m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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0.02m

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