12-40 with dtc and 40-150 comparison, at 80 mm

Started Jul 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
Julius Contributing Member • Posts: 864
Re: I agree, neither image sharp.

MatsP wrote:

My 40-150mm is razor sharp at any focal lengths even wide open.

This image is unacceptably soft with the 40-150mm lens. I do not even attempt DTC it is not usable for me.

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Then you're lucky having an extraordinary good copy. My copy is very sharp from 60-120 mm but I wouldn't call it razor sharp. And this is what most reviewers say as well. I regarded this lens as my sharpest zoom until I got the 12-40. After that I hardly even use the 40-150, and my attempt with the dtc was to see if it was useful enough to avoiding taking the 40-150 with me on travel for example. And my conclusion is that it can be useful if you don't have the 40-150 with you, but if you have, it's better to change lenses. And shoot raw.

How do you know dtc is useless without an attempt?

I did try the DTC with my 12-40 lens and it turned out unusable just like yours.

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