12-40mm f2.8 Zuiko, how far do you stop yours down?

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Jay Jenner
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12-40mm f2.8 Zuiko, how far do you stop yours down?
Jul 30, 2014

I have been doing some landscapes recently with this lens on my E-M1 and was wondering whats the consensus on smallest aperture? I know that due to diffraction the law of diminishing returns kicks in at some point and stopping down further will not make sharper.

Or is that not the case as much as it used to be? Generally I go at f8 but not usually more that f11.

Not being a majot pixel peeper not sure if I am getting diffraction probs or not!

What have we found the sweet spot to be?


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