14mm 2.5 vs 17mm 1.8

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
Paulmorgan Veteran Member • Posts: 7,193
Re: 14mm 2.5 vs 17mm 1.8

tamras29 wrote:

Having complained about the horrible CA using my Panny 14mm f2.5 on my OM-D EM5, I was looking forward this afternoon to trying the Oly 17mm f1.8 expecting great improvements. The CA is indeed almost unnoticeable, even wide open, but I really was expecting some better IQ too? The images attached are 100% crops from the centre of each, adjusted slightly to compensate for the different focal lengths. JPEGS straight our of camera. As hard as I try, I don't think I can see the difference. The 14mm is wide open at f2.5 the 17mm at F2.8. Same results as aperture goes down. Should I be expecting better from the pro prime compared to the "kit" lens?

Panny 14mm f2.5

Oly 17mm F1.8 @ f2.8

I`m not really sure of what your trying to say posting two pretty bleak examples, as if one should be better than the other, I`m not surprised that your seeing little difference.

These are two lovely lenses, each with there own characteristics and both will perform flawlessly put to task in more suitable situations.

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