Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
peppermonkey Veteran Member • Posts: 4,872
I don't understand...

Dave Sanders wrote:

peppermonkey wrote:

Dave Sanders wrote:

Lawrence22 wrote:

The PL25 gives more richness in color and better 3Ddimensionality is quite obvious.


...complete bunk. Honestly, to even say so shows that you misunderstand the fundamentals of digital imaging.

because my eyes tells me (at least with the Robin Wong samples) that the Panny 1.4 does have a more 3D look to it's images. I'm uncertain about richness of colours but the differences in colour gradients is much more smoother in the Panny.

I'm saying that I doubt that you can see that in a compressed JPEG, shot in sRGB using natural picture mode and AWB displayed on a monitor of unknown calibration and colour gamut and be certain what you're seeing a difference in a lens. There are simply too many steps in the imaging chain. In such a workflow, colour gradients are the things that suffer the most. Being able to see such subtle things as 'depth' and 'colour gradients' seems unlikely while viewing a low-res, 8 bit sRGB JPEG. I've spent too much time working with RAW files on a calibrated wide-gamut monitor to believe that, sorry.

Are you saying that I'm NOT seeing what I'm seeing and that it's just some delusion? Or are you saying that whatever differences I DO see is insignificant that it shouldn't be used as a plus for the PL 25mm? Because, unless you are telling me I'm not seeing what I'm seeing...I do see the PL as being more 3D looking and with smoother more pleasing, smoother, colour contrast. The Oly at least in my eyes seems more flatter, and clinically more detailed.

Or on the flip side are you just saying that most people wouldn't see it so it shouldn't matter to anyone else either?

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