Olympus 45mm, bad/unsharp copy?

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
SammyToronto Regular Member • Posts: 144
Re: In that case.....

wazeggie wrote:

Nope, tried that also, AF is really perfect, doesnt get any sharper than this with MF.

So you agree with me that this is not really that sharp as it should be?

Im not really about pixel peeping, but I almost never get any good results using this lens wide open, so that's why I'm doing these tests.

I have the 45mm and, while its sharpness at f1.8 is less than at f4, the difference is no where near as dramatic as your samples show. Since you said you get the same results with manual focus (so AF accuracy is not a factor), then you seem to have a bad copy.

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