All this talk about the 12-40mm, I just bought a used 12-50mm for $235

Started Nov 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: All this talk about the 12-40mm, I just bought a used 12-50mm for $235
In reply to MatsP, Nov 4, 2013

You guys must have gotten bad copies. I'm on my second copy myself, had very bad flaring on the first. The second one is very good though! Tack sharp from 12 right through to 50mm. Out of interest the other day I was comparing 100% crops with my 45 1.8, not to see how good the 12-50 was but to see how much sharper the 45 is. I'll be honest, I was not blown away, the 45 was sharper of course but only by a tiny bit. Nothing in the lines of "unusable" like I read here. When looking at my pics at normal sizes, I just don't see the "unusable" softness. I have gotten some really sharp macros as well. In fact, I was a little dumbfound as to why there was so much complaint about it. I can only write it down to sample variation.

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