12, 12-40, 9-18 comparison.

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12, 12-40, 9-18 comparison.
5 months ago

I finally gave into GAS and bought the 12-40mm.  Since I also own the 12mm prime and the 9-18mm, I figured I do some comparison.

I fully recognize this is not scientific - I don't own a tripod, and the subject may not have been the best choice for a comparison, but I wanted to try this with a real world type pic.

All shots with the em-5, hand held, aperture priority, ISO 200, no exposure comp, and the jpegs are straight from the camera.  The focus point I tried to keep centered on the apartments.

You should also know my 12mm prime may not be a stellar copy, as the left boarder is consistently soft.

The 9-18mm holds up pretty well, IMO.

12mm f2.8

12-40mm f2.8

9-18mm f4.6

12mm f4

12-40mm f4

9-18mm f5.6

12mm f5.6

12-40mm f5.6

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Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 +3 more
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