Is any lens sharper than this in M43?

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Is any lens sharper than this in M43?
Jul 30, 2013

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Voigtlander 90/2.5 APO Lanthar / Speedbooster @ f/5.6 (lens setting f/8 which is f/5.6 due to SB)

The focal length of the Voigtlander with SB gives a 64mm f/2.5 lens. Here is a shot with the Olympus 60mm/2.8 at f/5.6 for comparison:

Olympus 60/2.8 @ f/5.6

The Voigtlander is noticeably sharper than the Olympus, with better color, and contrast.

Both images were shot raw and processed identically in Lightroom with settings sharpening (35,0.7,70,20) and CA correction turned on.

The longer exposure for the Olympus is probably explained by the Olympus' lower light transmission.

I am sharing because I was blown away by just how good this combination is - wasn't expecting it to be so much better than what is a very good native lens.

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