So, what is THE lens for 4/3?

Started Feb 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
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GregGory Veteran Member • Posts: 4,249
Re: So, what is THE lens for 4/3?

fermy wrote:

Umm, better for what? Pany 7-14 is optically better than Oly 9-18. At the same time 9-18 is better for all practical purposes (not just price), unless you really need 7 and 8mm.

Comparing apples and oranges is pointless, you know that, and Oly knows that, hence produce both of these specs in 4/3"...

IMHO Oly 14-42 (both I and II) is an absolutely brilliant lens, far better than Pany 14-45 due to its size/weight and macro (I), but then there are those that prefer 14-45 due to slight IQ edge.

Most people would call this "slight edge" significant,

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/widget/Fullscreen.ashx?reviews=58,61&fullscreen=true&av=3.667,3.667&fl=14,14&vis=VisualiserSharpnessMTF,VisualiserSharpnessMTF&stack=horizontal&lock=&config=/lensreviews/widget/LensReviewConfiguration.xml%3F4

and would gladly give up the 'macro' feature for an acceptable AF performance.

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