Quick comparison between the 12-50 & 12-60 on the EM-5

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
James A Rinner
James A Rinner OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,600
Re: Big Problem

Hi G.

As I stated from the beginning this was just a quick look and I did repeat the process with several different shots before sticking with the last set. I kept getting the same results when it came to detail and by using a smaller f-stop I had more areas that were out of focus so that made it difficult to really come to any conclusion. F8 was a sharp spot, not the sharpest, for the 12-60 so that is why I used it. The foreground details should show more similarities because there are more pixels making up each blade of grass versus those in the center of background.

I double checked and sharpening was set at zero for both cameras. You are right the cameras may handle sharpening different. Since I sold the E-5 to a friend 2000 miles away I cannot redo any tests.

One thing you can see is that even though I may be losing some ruggedness, I am not losing anything with image quality and gaining a big advantage with size and weight!


James A. Rinner

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