Oly 12-50 vs 12-40 - expecting too much?

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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Different opinion may be due to sample variation.

There seem to be exceptionally good and exceptionally bad samples of the 12-50 around and the same is probably true for every lens model. This explains why some will see an enormous difference between the 12-50 and 12-40 while others see little difference.

My 12-50 was not particularly good or bad. It never wowed me. The best thing about it was the macro.

My 12-40 is very clearly much better, even at f/5.6, especially in terms of edge and corner sharpness, which does matter a lot for me but maybe less for others.

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