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07-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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DA 50-200mm WR Arrives

Completely to my surprise, my 50-200mm WR ordered from Amazon arrived today. Somehow I expected the 18-55mm WR to ship first, but maybe all those are going into kits with K-7's.

Some preliminary comparisons with my DA*50-135 are suggesting this is a very nice lens indeed. Light and small, but it feels solid in the hand.

Anybody else get one of these yet?

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Have you ever owned or used the original 50-200? Just curious if they are the same optically? I too would like some inexpensive WR lenses for when the weather turns bad.
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John Carlson has explicitly said yes, they are the same optically. Any difference anyone might happen to perceive would be normal sample variation.
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Nice, I like my Samsung version of the DA50-200 and would like it even more if it was sealed. For a while it was a lens many recommended, but after photozone published their test I don't see these recommendations very often.

Now, if you want a small, light, cheap and weather sealed tele zoom, I think this one will be hard to beat.

Now, wonder if they will release a da 55-300 wr? from what I have seen it seems a bit better than the 50-200 and the 300 reach would often be *very* useful, when you need tele.

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