Wide angle lenses on MFT : are they sharp in the corners ?

Started Mar 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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rrr_hhh Veteran Member • Posts: 6,022
Wide angle lenses on MFT : are they sharp in the corners ?

Lately a friend of mine considering a switch to mft asked me for some test shots, because he was concerned that the mft lenses were not sharp enough in the corners.

So I took a series of test shots to illustrate the performance of the following lenses :

  • Panasonic 7-14mm (at 7, 9, 12 and 14mm)

  • Panasonic 14-42mm (at 14mm)

  • Panasonic 14mm pancake

  • Olympus 12mm.

I have uploaded them up on my Skydrive account and thought it may be interesting to share it more widely and hear what people get out of that comparison. For each lens, there is first the whole picture and then two 100% crops from the center and the bottom right, at (almost) all apertures.

You can view them here :

Hmm... Accident, Dpreview doesn't appreciate links containing an exclamation mark ( ! ) He mistakes it for a separator and break the link...

So either click at that :

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=820DEDA377597547&id=820DEDA377597547 !181#cid=820DEDA377597547&id=820DEDA377597547!172

and paste the rest of the link which will appear as normal text after the ! mark.

In case that doesn't work, here is the whole link to paste (I have taken the

https: and two away, so that the link doesn't get broken; beware it is a https, not a http:)


I hope you will get it to work, because I'd love to hear your comments concerning these lenses

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