Which do you think is Zukio's best lens, and why?

Started Aug 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
citizenlouie Contributing Member • Posts: 796
Re: I'll second the 50-200mm vote!

Which aperture? Like all 4/3 lenses Olympus Make in the HG and SHG range, EVERY aperture is good. But 4/3 sensor is optimized for f/4-8 range. So you should stay in that range. Diffraction will kick in at f/11, so avoid that and smaller aperture (but it also depends on the lighting). f/2.8 is perfectly usable, but at 50mm end, you might experience more vignette than other focal length, especially if you have a thick filter in front (I use a polarizer filter sometimes), but usually it's not a big of a deal. Depends on lighting condition of course (stronger the light, wider the focal length and wider the aperture, more likely you'll experience vignette).

With studio lighting, you don't have to worry about it. It's negligible.

So in short, f/4-f/8 are all good. f/3.5 at the long end is also perfectly usable. That's the good thing about Zuiko lenses. You don't have to think too much.

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