Resolution of M43 lenses

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
bowportes
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Re: They worry about distortion and corner shading
In reply to axlotl, Mar 31, 2013

axlotl wrote:

The reviewers at Photozone appear not to have fully accepted that post capture lens corrections are now a normal part of the image making process. So they RAW convert with RAW Therapee, demonstrate 5.8% barrel distortion at 12mm and decry that as "excessive". But if, like the rest of us, you simply use the camera as designed and allow the distortion to be corrected automatically in camera then all you will see is a mild amount of residual distortion. In addition the Photozone reviewers say that the automatic distortion correction is "lossy" , however those of us who have actually used the lens for several thousand photos, often critically inspected for sharpness, are unaware of this supposed lossiness. They also criticise corner shading which is present but which I hardly ever notice in actual photos and if I do, it is easily removed in a RAW converter. In other words they are complaining about lens attributes which are of no concern in the real world. You will see the CA however if the lens is used on an Olympus camera.

Very good explanation.

Having used many micro four-thirds zooms and primes (from both Panny and Oly), I have found no lens that delivers as consistently, or that is more versatile, than this zoom.  It's a delight to use and yields very high quality images.

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