Olympus 12-40 easily beats the Canon 17-55 at f/2.8 (but not when stopped down).

Started Nov 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: If you have experience

DonSC wrote:

with FF and 43 lenses then you know that you always need to stop down the FF lenses but generally don't need to do that on 43. I guess if you don't then you don't.

Digital lenses just seem to be of higher quality. It's a half thing. For the same quality the digital lenses are half the size, half the weight, and half the cost. LOL

It's easy to make a lens that is good wide open and relatively small/light when it is also relatively dim ...

When you look at lenses with equivalent aperture the comparison is less convincing. For many of the FF lenses there aren't any m43 lenses with equivalent aperture / DOF). Where are the f/0.7 WA prime lenses for m43? Or the f/1.4 long tele primes? Or a good and very cheap f/0.9 standard prime?

Not sure what you meant with 'digital' (= m43??), but high quality digital lenses are often BIGGER than analog lenses for, because they need a different optical configuration for optimal corner quality.

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