GF 30 vs 32-64

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left eye
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Re: GF 30 vs 32-64

The 32-64 has a major curved plane of focus.

Jim acknowledged that via the similarity between the lenses in question was only possible by using edge/corner AF focus when he tested the edge sharpness of the zoom.

In real-world use you normally focus close to the centre - and hope the edges will be sharp-ish! With the 32-64 they are not, with the 30 they are.

Enuf said.

For environmental portraits the zoom is great, defocusing edges while keeping your central subject sharp, yet bringing in really close details at the corners, magic if that's what you're after, otherwise the 30 is more predicable and overall far better ...if you only need to shoot wide without lens changes.

The zoom is sharp in the corners but ONLY much closer than the central-ish focus plane, otherwise the corners and sides will be poor.

Certanly the 30mm is far better than you might gather elsewhere compared to the 32mm end of the zoom. Just as the GF 50mm is a wonder compared to 50mm in the zoom.

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