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

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Neurad1
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Re: Sad to hear
In reply to RoelHendrickx, 8 months ago

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Neurad1 wrote:

I wish I was as happy with my 12-40 as everyone else seems to be. Mine does not seem particularly sharp. I've heard that it is supposed to be as sharp as the 12 2 prime.....But I think I can confidently say that my 12-40 is NOT as sharp as my copy of the 12 2.

I'm kind of disappointed, TBH.

Sad to hear that.

Are you considering looking into that further?

Maybe have calibration checked?

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I don't quite know what do do. How should I go about having the calibration checked? I don't want to whine about it if in fact the lens is all it should be. But I've been using it for a few weeks now and when I get my images in Lightroom they seem soft. Without doing a direct comparison, they really strike me as less sharp than what I'm used to with my 12 2.

If you check my Flickr link below, many of the newest images are shot with the 12-40. There are several shot with the 12 2, too.

Feel free to advise! Thanks.

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