IQ on the 12-60 kit vs 12-35 ii?

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Re: IQ on the 12-60 kit vs 12-35 ii?

thetrystero wrote:

I have the Lumix 12-60 3.5-5.6 (not the faster Leica) that came with my G85 and am wondering how much of an improvement in IQ I will see if I upgrade to the 12-35 f2.8?

I think one difference in IQ between the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 and the 12-35mm f2.8 will be the border quality. The resolution of the borders on the 12-35mm is higher than the 12-60mm according to technical reviews. It may not be noticeable when shooting close up but will become more apparent as your shooting distance increases.

You can get an idea of border quality by comparing your 12-60mm with your Leica 15mm at the same focal length and aperture settings, shooting a moderately distant to distant scene. I've done this comparing my 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 with my Oly 17mm f1.8 and the 17mm resolves better on the borders of the image.

That being said, if the difference is not noticeable on your A4 prints then it may not matter to you.

Cafe Racer.

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