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    Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Before I ship a bale of dollars off to b&h...

    Any input is great. Thanks.
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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Yes, and I love it. Autofocus is very good in single shot and C-AF, but not perfect. I've used it for my son's basketball games in a gym and outdoor soccer games with great success. It focuses a bit better in the outdoor light, but the indoor focusing is still good (6400 iso, f2, and 1/1,000 -- to give you an idea of the EV).

    The lens is sharp edge to edge at all focusing distances. It renders beautifully. It has beautiful bokeh. Some CA wide open, but not bad.

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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Used they go for about $1500 - $1700. I'd look around a bit rather than buying a new one. They're built like a tank, really, much better built than most Canon L lenses I had, so the likelihood of damage due to misuse is quite small as long as it's in very good or better condition

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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Thanks very much. That's just what I wanted to hear.

    They seem (in the used marketplace) rather scarce.
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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Just received my new 150 f/2 today... It's been an overcast flat light day. But, what the heck... slipped the new lens on... It's HEAVY... but after D3 and D800e.. not so terrible. Focus is slow. but accurate. Here's a few quick and dirty shots;







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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    A few more..





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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    And, wake up!, a few more.



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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Focus is only slow when you are at less than about 10-12 feet focusing distance. For action photography, you'll almost always be at a further focusing distance.

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    Re: Has anyone actually used an Oly 150mm f2 on an e-m1?

    Late yto this thread - I have both and they work we'll for me - as was said previously coming from a heavy nikon setup I much prefer this to the D3 and 200 F2 to carry around

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