The Olympus E-5 would have won...

Started Feb 11, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Thanks for the chuckle!
In reply to Great Bustard, Feb 20, 2011

Great Bustard wrote:

illy wrote:

you mean the 50mm/f2 macro.......but hey isn't that supposed to be sharp at every aperture in it's range, i would of thought the test would of been perfect no matter how it was shot.............did i miss something?

The 50 / 2 macro is actually a very impressive lens. I imagine it will perform even better on the E5 than it did on the L10:

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/olympus_50_2_o20/page3.asp

But, for sure, there's a marked improvement from f/2 to f/4. However, after f/4, the effects of diffraction softening begin to dominate lessening lens aberrations, and by f/10, it's right back where it began at f/2 (although with a much deeper DOF, of course, so an f/10 pic would appear much sharper than an f/2 pic).

no doubts the 50/f2 is impressive, i think some of the whining with the tests was more to do with expectations rather than reality, the E-5 does well with 12mp's......but 12mp's can only go so far
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