I want a wide lens for landscape + city/architecture

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photohounds
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Re: I want a wide lens for landscape + city/architecture the Zuiko is superb
In reply to traveler_101, 11 months ago

I wonder what that reviewer did to male the 12/f2.0 perform SO poorly?

These are hand held snaps with an EM-5   -   I see NO fall off, though might be measured.  I'll add a few more 'test' pics next week.
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Part of this reversal of reality will stem from the fact that no IBIS is available the Pana bodies, so the Zuiko is not stabilised, but the Pana will be.
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It also looks like it is not FOCUSSED properly - (and hardly a lens fault).

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If there's interest, I will DO this test on an EM-1 as I have access to both lenses any time.

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SLRGEAR also shows the the ZUIKO smashes the 7-14 for sharpness at every comparable aperture.  The Zuiko is sharper over MOST of the frame than the 7-14 is wide open.  
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That's f2 vs f4 - not bad for a lens that is 2 stops (or 400% ) as fast.
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SLRGEAR also say:
"The 12mm ƒ/2 is an excellently sharp lens. Wide open at ƒ/2, there's just a hint of corner softness, and stopping down to ƒ/2.8 reduces that almost completely. Tack-sharp results are available from ƒ/4 all the way to ƒ/11"
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That matches my experience. Now I have a few lenses with the manual focus ring, I am no longer caught out, but it used to.

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Interesting to see what the Zuiko 7-14 2.8 can manage - THAT might make me sell the 12mm, the Panny has no change of that.  
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If the Panny 42.5 were a grand, I'd seriously consider one of those, but I see it as 60% overpriced and customers are very happy with what the 45mm can do (so far).   How do I know?  They BUY!

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