Any Love for the 15-45?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Frodro100
Frodro100 Regular Member • Posts: 358
Re: Any Love for the 15-45?

EF-M lenses seem to be the only native system where every one of the lenses is specifically designed to be lighter and smaller than its DSLR counterpart. The design compromise is that a lens like this is already darkened to f/6.3 at 45mm, which requires a higher, more detail-destroying ISO setting, or a slower shutter speed more prone to subject motion blur, and results in more depth of field, which can add a cheap, smartphone-like effect to photos. In good conditions, the 15-45 is a very versatile lens. In sub-optimal lighting, it can be more limiting than a lot of us would like. People complain about corner softness, and yeah, the corners tend to be soft, and there appears to be a lot of sample variation. That doesn't mean you can't take good photos with it. So many people conflate optical quality with photographer skill, and there are enough examples people have posted in these threads to prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt. Nobody hunts for soft corners when the composition is good.

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