For anyone still interested in 16-80 sharpness...

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Yannis1976
Yannis1976 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,337
For anyone still interested in 16-80 sharpness...
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I have recently partially returned to m43 with a used combo OMD-M1 + 12-40 and had the chance to test once again my 16-80 sharpness vs a well knows lens such as the 12-40 Pro. We all know the two lenses are addressing two different segments, one being Pro while the other being more consumer oriented.

To keep the story short, I found the two lenses equally sharp at center wide open at 24mm and the 12-40 noticeably sharper WHEN you zoom in.

At the left side of the frame, the 12-40 is sharper (and actually perfectly sharp) whereas when you zoom in, the 16-80 seems to lose details. Both lenses were wide open (2,8 and 4.0).

In the center, though, I find the lenses equally sharp.

I may do some more tests checking them also in their longest FL, but for me the 16-80 still remains a very good lens for amateur/hobbyist use.

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