Panasonic 7~14mm or Olympus 12mm ?

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 25,652

Anders W wrote:

tedolf wrote:

is not it's field of view.

At 24mm equivalent FF FOV, it's wide enought to be a very good street/candid lens, and a good interior travel lens.

The big deal about this lens is the DOF scale that allows you to set the hyperfocal distance and the ability to zone focus.

Why would you want to use hyperfocal distance?

interesting article with a good example (and I do like the fact that he used a Leica/Minolta CL, the greatest camera of all time) but all I really learned from it was be conservative when selecting a scene for hyper-focal technique. I still trust it more for outdoor sports than any AF system.

And why would you want to zone focus on a lens capable of fast AF?

Because lenses that you can set the hyper-focal distance on ususally cost about $50.00 or less.

On an expensive lens like the 12mm, zone focusing is much faster than any PDAF system.

Also, it never makes an error-ever.

So, it you want something really wide, that isn't this len's strong suit.



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