Why is everybody so hot on legascy lenses?

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Why is everybody so hot on legascy lenses?
Jul 4, 2011

One reason to go MFT was for me to be able to use my old and beloved Nikkor lenses:
20 mm F3.5
Micro 55mm F3.5
100 mm F2.5
180 mm F2.8

Using them on my G1 I found out:

All of them show rather low contrast and are less sharp than the Panasonic standard zoom 14-45 mm.

Exception is only the Micro Nikkor at distances from 24 cm to 2 m, at these short distances it is fine, at longer distances it is rather soft.

Did anyone make similar experiences?

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Ricoh GR Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT +3 more
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