Olympus 45mm f/1.8 image issue?

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Olympus 45mm f/1.8 image issue?

I bought this lens used. It is very small yet gives a fast aperture with mild telephoto view. Just what I like about MFT. Anyway, I'm only luke warm about its performance. Wide open it seems soft. Stopping down, it becomes as sharp as any lens I have ever seen. I question this because I also just got the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and it is sharp straight out of the gate.

Below are "naked" raws (no processing other than exposure boost) of the center of the image. I used manual focus with the enlarger on the screen and this is as good as I could get.

f/1.8

f/2.8

f/4

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