Quick and Dirty - PL25mm vs Oly 14-42 EZ vs Pana 12-32 GM1 kit

Started Aug 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
clemcam Contributing Member • Posts: 603
A somewhat slower and cleaner test

Because I am taking my Panasonic 12-32mm zoom on a European vacation soon, I wished to find out if I have a good copy, and at the same time address the subject of this thread.  To this end I compared this Panasonic lens to my Olympus 25mm f/1.8.  The lenses were tested on my GX7 mounted on a lightweight tripod.  Electronic shutter was used with a four second shutter delay to add stability.

First the Oly 25mm at f/5.6:

Then the Pany 12-32mm at 25mm and f/5.6:

And finally the Oly 25mm at f/2.0:

I find the lenses at 25mm and f/5.6 about equally sharp.  Of course at 12mm focal length or f/2.0 aperture, the choice is easy.

 clemcam's gear list:clemcam's gear list
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Olympus E-M5 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 +6 more
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