Panasonic 45-200mm @ f9 - f11 to be sharp??

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Panasonic 45-200mm @ f9 - f11 to be sharp??

Looking for a little advice. I was 'lucky' enough to pick up one of the $99.99 Pany 45-200mm lenses from Best Buy on their recent deal.

I took some test shots to compare it to the Olympus 40-150mm that I already had.

Although I really like the extra reach (but can't justify the 75-300mm cost), it seems that the Oly outperforms the Pany in sharpness when shooting wide open and up to about f9. Then the Pany is actually Sharper.

Is that just the nature of the lens or is this not a Keeper??

Thanks in advance for any opinions...

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