Direct comparison Oly 12-40mmF2.8 with Oly 12-50mmF3.5-6.3?

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP RoelHendrickx Forum Pro • Posts: 26,103
Re: Martin, from the first two I can already tell... wrote:

Yep, although I only use a AF. I didn't use manual focus, so it may be on the fence behind. I don't think it will make any significant difference.


It may account for a bit of difference if the little tree is not very close to the fence : could be a bit softer and create impression of backfocusing.

I still need to view them really in detail, but first impressions look good.

But the 12-50 is no slouch (was not before and will never be).

As with all the fast lenses I buy, the main reason is not really (or not just) sharpness, but the low light ability, and that is something I really want in a standard zoom (because of my preferred subjects, i.e. reportage work in natural light).

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