Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
peppermonkey Veteran Member • Posts: 4,810
Oh for goodness sakes...

Dave Sanders wrote:

peppermonkey wrote:

All I said is that I see what the other guy said he sees. Which is that the PL 25mm photos look more 3D and the colours are different enough to make the gradient smoother, more natural and again, more 3D. I didn't say the PL is better than the Oly. Just that it's different. Why is that such a big deal?

Because it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how many steps in the digital imaging workflow - especially those dealing with colour and tone - can affect the final look of an image, especially an 8 bit sRGB JPEG. I own the PL25. I've shot thousands of photos with it, professional and personal. Once I have applied my colour management and workflow, it's images looks like I want them to look. But please, feel free to continue to argue that you see what you see (3D!) on a low-res, 8 bit JPEG without understanding how ridiculous that assertion actually is.

no one is saying that the images are 3D or anything to do with a 3D images. All we are saying is that there is a (lack of a better word) more 3D look to it. Whether it's a difference in micro-contrast, colour gradients, I haven't a clue. The photos just has a more natural organic look. This is mostly seen from images of people, pets, or other organic subjects. Buildings, artificial objects, etc. doesn't seem to be affected, so the Oly is probably better suited for such subjects. We aren't talking 3D technology. And it has nothing (as far as I can tell) to do with DOF. Certain images just has more pop, ...more 3D "look".

And as I mentioned, somewhere in this thread, whatever phenomenon (as I seem to not able to describe it properly) I'm seeing isn't drastic or 'that' significant, but enough to be noticeable. It's either that or the Oly is just more flatter, more clinical or some combination of both.

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