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

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 1,841
Re: That sounds really promising

jbenayas wrote:

Your link gives this result:

"La página que estabas buscando en este blog no existe."

I definitely understand enough spanish to read that!


OK, I found the review, but through the main page of your blog.

You may still want to correct that link.

If I read correctly, you value the lens at 5/5 for IQ and 4/5 for value.

But I also read that you wanted to know whether it would be a replacement of your 12-60 (FT, I presume). Now that is a tall order. What was your conclusion there (I think I must have missed it in the text).

Thanks for warning me about the link. This is the good one:

After almost three months using the lens, I think the 12-40 is the best replacement for my beloved 12-60, and in my opnion it is also a bit better: it gives no-compromise quality from f/2.8 to f/8 across the frame at all focal lenghts. And if I miss the 60mm focal lenght, I use my m.zuiko 60mm macro 2.8 .

I think that the 60mm macro is also very good, but getting it would be really overkill for me.

I'm not much into macro and I have a few good sharp lenses.

But the idea of a lens that could take over the role of my take-anywhere do-anything 12-60 workhorse is mighty appealing.

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Roel Hendrickx
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Sigma 60/2, 8 might be an alternative to the 60 mm macro. Not a macro but inexpensive and quite good from what I've read. Or wait for the 40-150/2, 8 to cover from 40 and up.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +1 more
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