E-M1 - Sharpness comments 50-200 vs 12-40

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E-M1 - Sharpness comments 50-200 vs 12-40
Jan 12, 2014

Recently I quite unexpectedly received feedback on how sharp a couple of the photos I took with the 50-200 were in the m43 forum. I never received that specific feedback from my 12-40 shots.

I'm still very new to serious photography but the 12-40 is a very top level lens, as well. so I was surprised by this. I am wondering if there is some reason why the 50-200 would produce sharper photos from the E-M1 than the 12-40?

Here is a post for reference. Here is the first post in the thread with more photos for reference.

Here are the two photos that would singled out for sharpness...

The poster liked the sharpness of the barn

The poster liked the sharpness of the ducks

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Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Topaz Adjust +3 more
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