|Blowing a kiss to my brand new lens|
|Some of Crossfit Nerd's super friends|
"Contrast-detect autofocus uses the image sensor and tells the camera to keep changing focus until the contrast from one pixel to the next is the highest possible"
"Phase-detect autofocus uses a completely different sensor that splits the light into two images and focuses until the two images come together on the focus sensor ... it can measure how far apart the 2 images are and knows which direction to focus."
I was initially concerned about the placement of the focus points, but it really didn't hinder my ability to compose shots. Overall, I was quite impressed at how sharp the images were. For the price I paid, it was snappy and fairly quick to focus. I hear from friends the second and newer version of the 40-150mm has a faster autofocus mechanism, but I unfortunately can't validate their claims. I did, however, notice hunting in low contrast areas. Given it was a bright, overcast day I didn't expect to experience this especially since my native m43 glass would not have failed to lock focus. Despite this issue, I would most definitely recommend the lens if you have this adapter sitting around. I wouldn't, on the other hand, tell people to purchase this adapter just to get this lens, as the native m43 40-150mm is much lighter, quicker to focus and optically quite good. For more samples check out the our facebook page HERE.
|Some talented Da Vinci High School crossfit athletes.|
|Please excuse the cell phone picture of the 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Zoom|
I introduce the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Zoom. From the short amount of time I spent with this lens, I am already in love with it. While I impatiently wait for the Pro 40-150mm constant f2.8 to come out, this zoom will most definitely fill that hole in my lens collection.
|This lens exhibits great bokeh and compression|
|The amazing Nathan Shrake as the Mad Hatter|
|One of my favorite duos - Dani Kerry and Nathan Shrake as Alice and Mad Hatter|
|Nathan Shrake and Dani Kerry with George from 80z All Starz|
|The beautiful Dani Kerry killing it during the 3rd set|
Based on the little time I've had with the 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko zoom, I can honestly say that I am extremely pleased with the results. Despite the weight, it is extremely usable and ergonomic, albeit for short periods of time, on a gripped E-M1. I plan to shoot some studio headshots with this lens and will report my findings. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.
So say we all,