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

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharpness, color, quiet AF and focusing speed, relatively large aperture
    lens extends when zooming, heavy

    with the new SWD, this lens is really quick at focusing and super quiet. the lens also has great sharpness even when wide open all the way up to 200mm. olympus put this lens in its HIGH GRADE category and I think it's well worth the name. Although the lens does change in length when zoomed all the way out, but it isn't much of a big problem considering that the effective focal length is really 100-400mm. It is quite heavy but my guess it's because of the excellent build quality and the many elements on the inside. oh, and no zoom creep at all.

    reviewed May 11th, 2008