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A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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JeanPierre Martel
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Re: A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?
In reply to Jefftan, Oct 1, 2012

There is no bad m4/3 lens.

Gererally,

  • primes are sharper than zooms

  • weak zooms (3x) are sharer than potent zooms (10x)

  • regular primes are sharper from center to edges than pancakes (except the Lumix 20mm)

  • wide-angles are more prone to chromatic aberration then other lenses

  • older lenses are good or very good while the recent ones are exceptonnal

  • most lenses have their sweet spot at F/4,0 - 5,6, many are very sharp wide open, all are less good over F/11

  • lenses specially made for m4/3 cameras are better than lenses simply adapted for m4/3 cameras.

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