Olympus 45mm f1.8 Broken?

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Olympus 45mm f1.8 Broken?
10 months ago

I recently received my Omd M1, and yes I am very happy. This weekend I am trying out the lenses that I bought with it. In addition to the 12-40 which seems fine so far, I bought a 17mm and 45mm 1.8, basically to win 1+ stop light, get better subject isolation and because of stealthy-ness of both lenses.   Below you see two shots with the 45mm full open (1.8) and one stop down (2.8). Lens is brand new, no filter, standard in camera image sharpening. I don't like the 2.8 (look at those corners), but the 1.8 is horrendous! Did I get a lens which slipped through quality control, or is it really that bad full open??? This would be contradictory to the reviews I have been reading. Your ideas are welcome. I have a couple of days to return this lens that I would like to like.

Thanks, Karel

OMD EM1 Oly 45 MM 1.8 1/5000 sharpening 0 Midpoint focusing

OMD EM1 Oly 45 MM 2.8 1/5000 sharpening 0 Midpoint focusing

Olympus E-M1
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