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

June 21, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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Sharpness at 200mm

For these tests, the Olympus Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD lens was attached to an Olympus E-5 camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Anti-shock mode was activated in order to avoid any vibrations resulting from mirror movement. The 100% crops represent about 1/300th of the total frame area. Slight changes in colour are attributable to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 200mm

Sharpness is pretty uniform from f/3.5 through f/16 (any difference you might see here has more to do with the changing light than actual differences in sharpness). At f/22 setting the lens is perceptibly softer but still produces usable results.

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