Direct comparison Oly 12-40mmF2.8 with Oly 12-50mmF3.5-6.3?

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Anders W
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Re: Direct comparison Oly 12-40mmF2.8 with Oly 12-50mmF3.5-6.3?
In reply to Martin.au, 7 months ago

Martin.au wrote:

Here you go. Fresh off the press.

Thanks! Always nice with good documentation even when it's right in line with what we all thought.

Would be interesting to see, in addition, a test of the 12-40 against what is commonly held to be the sharpest ordinary "kit" lens, i.e., the 14-45. How well would the latter hold up with both shot at the same f-stop, say f/4 at 14 mm (f/3.5 on the 14-45 comes with a considerable amount of PF) and f/5.6 at 40 mm? Any takers?

12-40 f3.5 12mm

12-50 f3.5 12mm

12-40 f5.6 12mm

12-50 f5.6 12mm

12-40 f5.6 40mm

12-50 f5.6 40mm

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