G1XmkII - 12mm Macros, various apertures

Started Apr 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Ranlee Senior Member • Posts: 1,589
G1XmkII - 12mm Macros, various apertures

A few people have been questioning whether you can get sharp macros out of the MkII.  So, here are some samples along with one sample taken with my  Pany GX7 and the 20mm f1.7 lens for comparison.  I am NOT claiming that f4 is the best for the 20mm at its closest focusing distance.  I have not tested the 20mm in that regard it is simply a comparison sample and I think quite sharp enough.  They have all been reduced to 45% using Fastone.






Pany 20mm f4.0

Obviously the perspective is different the Canon closer at 24mm equiv and the Pany 40mm equiv.  Of the MkII images f2 and f2.8 are both soft and both exhibit that halo effect although it is decreasing as we stop down.  f4 is quite sharp with only minimal halo.  Not much difference in sharpness through 6.3.  I personally think they compare favorably to the output of the Pany and I'm pleased with that.  Draw your own conclusions and lets see what you think.  You do need to look at the original size.  Thanks!

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