Is the Olympus 12-40 3x better than the 12-50?

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Is the Olympus 12-40 3x better than the 12-50?
8 months ago

Just read the very good review of the Olympus 12-40 at ephotozine.com, making comparisons with my 12-50. All the graphs are better of course where they should be as one would expect, but but is the lens 300% better, as is the price difference between the 2 lenses? Here in the UK £275 compared to £900.

Of course I would love f2.8 through the whole range, and sharp wide open, but at 3x the price?

Any thoughts from users of both?

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