Which lens is sharper for the OMD Oly 45mm or Pany 20mm

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Tim in upstate NY
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Re: I like both of them . . NT
In reply to Marco Cinnirella, May 1, 2012

Marco Cinnirella wrote:

Bear in mind we are generally talking about differences that are only apparent when 100% view "pixel peeping" - they are not night and day. I have also noted, by the way, that the 20mm is a bit more flare resistant than the 45 - the 45 benefits from having its optional hood attached when shooting outdoors, otherwise flare can reduce contrast and apparent sharpness.

. . . I agree with this. When shooting indoors under harsh lighting or outside in direct sunlight, the 45/1.8 appears to have more of a problem with CA and fringing compared to the 20/1.7. But when the lighting is good, the 45/1.8 is just as good IMO.

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