Comparison: PL 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron and Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (SOOC)

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Loga Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
The 'real' difference

Dennis1972 wrote:

Indistinguishable difference other than the warmer tone with the Noct.

Imho the Noct isn't worth the extra price, size and weight vs the Oly - that lens punches way above its weight.

I think in the first pair of pictures there is a well observable difference, however. The OP claimed that they are just snaps, OOC, etc., but it have been good at least to equalize the exposure (half the shutter speed, but not half the aperture - well, we still don't know the actual T numbers anyway), and set the white balance manually (which I am not sure he did, or would be the rendering of the Oly so off in the white balance?).

Anyway, with small adjustments (mainly in the WB department: pull from the green side since it seems very greenish), the differences are not that huge - while still there:

The original Pana

The modified Oly - no sharpness adjustments applied

The original Oly

The Leica is obviously a serious lens, but yes, the Oly performs very well considering its size and price. If you know basic post processing, you can achieve great results with it.



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