Wide lens of choice?

Started Feb 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
sbszine
sbszine Contributing Member • Posts: 500
The 14 prime is sharper than zooms

sigala1 wrote:

I am very good at pixel peeping, and I can't tell that the Panasonic 14mm prime has any better image quality than the kit lens that comes with the E-PL5. In fact, just the opposite, I think the kit lens has better image quality because there are less chromatic aberration correction artifacts in the corners of the image.

While certainly there are lenses that go wider than the kit lens, they don't all produce better image quality.

See, for example:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/wide-angle-micro-43-imatest-results

The 14 does have worse CA wide open, but you want to shoot it at F4 for best sharpness anyway. It also seems to render nicer colours than the Oly zooms.

My recommendation is the Samyang fisheye.

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