Olympus 12-50mm @ 45mm vs Panasonic 14-45mm @ 45mm IQ comparison

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Moonlight Knight Regular Member • Posts: 150
Olympus 12-50mm @ 45mm vs Panasonic 14-45mm @ 45mm IQ comparison

This is a sharpness comparison of Olympus 12-50mm and Panasonic 14-45mm at 45mm wide open on the OM-D E-M5. Crops are processed in LR4.1RC2 sharpening = 30 radius = 0.8 luminance NR = 0 color NR = 0 CA correction = off. The 14-45 crops are underexposed accidentally and have EV increased in LR.

Note: the original full size image is not posted.

Center 100% crop: (12-50mm first, 14-45mm second)
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Corner 100% crop: (12-50mm first, 14-45mm second)
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I have not got photos good enough for 14mm comparison. If there's sufficient interest I may try to do that. Meanwhile, those interested in a 14mm comparison are referred to these posts in a Hong Kong forum and getdpi forum:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.omuser.com%2Fviewthread.php%3Ftid%3D186944
http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/420457-post9.html

By the way, my copy of 14-45mm has a serious blur in the bottom-left hand corner in the wide angle range. Other corners seem normal.

Olympus OM-D E-M5
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