Olympus 45mm f/1.8 at f/1.8

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Olympus 45mm f/1.8 at f/1.8
Jun 25, 2014

Hi guys,

I have the 45mm and find it to be extremely soft at f/1.8. In fact, some pictures look so soft, that it looks as if they are out of focus (they are not, I rechecked again and again).

When I stop it down to f/3.5 or more the pictures get significantly sharper but still leave something to be desired. It's no match for my pana 20mm or especially my fantastic laser-sharp Sigma 60mm which I can use both full open (f/1.7 or f/2.8 respectively).

Is my lens broken or is that behaviour normal for the Oly 45mm?

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