Olympus 12-50mm vs Voigtlander 25mm at 25mm

Started Aug 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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kartonos
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Olympus 12-50mm vs Voigtlander 25mm at 25mm
Aug 20, 2012

Hey guys,

I always wonder how a lens compared at fixed focal length & aperture and see if the optical quality justify IQ and price they offer.

I was never satisfied with the IQ of 12-50mm and I don't know why?

Many people here mentioned that they really liked the 12-50mm IQ for it's sharpness and value. For me it's an 'ok' lens to suit all-rounder purposes but it just not as sharp as my previous 14-42mm lens.

So I made a small comparison test with my Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 lens

Click here to see the comparison table:

The standard aperture for 25mm (Olympus 12-50mm) was f/5.1.

So I bumped a bit to 5.6 to match Voigt 5.6 preset ring, beside many said the sweet spot for 12-50mm for center sharpness was 5.6.

Please let me how your thoughts and sorry for bad grammar, english wasn't my first language and this is my first post as well.

Thanks

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