The 12-35 mm for landscape.

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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Not every lens does this!

The example image that was shown illustrates a problem with this lens that is not present in all lenses!

On my Canon dslr I had the Sigma 18-125 lens for about a year. This lens (which had issues like autofocus) was extremely resistant to purple fringing. I later got the Canon 17-85IS which is notorious for loads of purple fringing. I replaced it with the 17-55IS which was more resistant to PF.

I currently have the E-M5 with Olympus 12-50 and I have the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. Under the exact same circumstances, shooting at 20mm the 12-50 will not show purple fringing where the 20mm shows very clear purple fringing.

So it looks like the 12-35 is pretty bad in the purple fringing area. Don't know if this is common with Panasonic lenses. But for such an expensive lens it is not really acceptable. I know the image is a purple fringing nightmare (branches against bright sky always is problematic) but I would expect much better from such an expensive lens. Now if only there was an alternative...

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