EM-10, 14-42EZ, and purple fringing

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EM-10, 14-42EZ, and purple fringing
10 months ago

Olympus m43 cameras are plagued with purple fringing. So I looked through the sample images trying to find some and.... I don't really see any.

Take this sample photo:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2822824/p1260162?inalbum=olympus-om-d-e-m10-preview-samples

The shot is taken at the widest angle, and there are tree branches against the sky at the borders of the frame, you'd expect to find some purple fringing there, but I don't see any.

So is the 14-42EZ that good, has Olympus finally added better UV filtering to their sensors like Panasonic has done, or are those photos just not conducive to seeing any purple fringing?

There is one photo with purple fringing, and that's the one with the 25mm f/1.8 taken at f/1.8:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2822826/p1260173?inalbum=olympus-om-d-e-m10-preview-samples

You're not supposed to take daytime landscape photos with the lens wide open, so this is sort of a wasted sample photo.

In contrast, the E-M5 + the 12-50 produces mucho purple fringing, which you can see in this sample photo:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/1915813/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-5-review-samples

Also, notice that the 12-50 used to take that photo has a soft left side. The 14-42EZ seems like a much better lens than the 12-50.

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