Panasonic 12-35 so bad I am sending it back!

Started Jul 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
misolo Contributing Member • Posts: 945
Re: Caveat emptor

SeeRoy wrote:

This is just incomprehensible. At the price the ca should primarily be removed in the glass - at least to the degree seen in the presented examples. How many lenses made by Canon or Nikon at this price level - or at least its equivalent - would be acceptable to the majority of purchasers if they exhibited such extreme CA?

Oh dear, it's only £900 in the UK - OK pile on the CA in that case and whilst you're about it add a bit more geometrical distortion: you can get that out in pp too (most of it, anyway...)

Sorry, this doesn't make any sense to me: what matters is the final quality of the image. If, for the same price and lens size and weight , you can trade-off chromatic aberration for sharpness, you should surely do it. The end-product is, for the same price, a sharper image that's equally well corrected for CA.

The problem here is not lens design, it's the lack of full compatibility between Panasonic and Olympus (Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies lose CA correction, Olympus lenses on Panasonic bodies lose IS).

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