12-50 vs 12-40 Macro?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by lakemcd, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

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    May 27, 2013
    Montana
    Gary
    Can anyone tell me the difference in the macro ratio between the two lenses. Thanks all
     
  2. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jun 9, 2012
    Canada
    Nicolas
    12-50 is 0,72x and 12-40 is 0,60x.
     
  3. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

    179
    May 27, 2013
    Montana
    Gary
    Thanks, does that mean that the 12-50 has a higher magnification?
     
  4. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Yes, the higher the number, the larger the image appears on the sensor. 1:1 means that it is the same size on the sensor as it exists.
     
  5. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    That being said, the difference between 0.6x and 0.72x is about 20% - meaning what fills the whole frame on the 12-50 will fill 80% of the frame on the 12-40. Not exactly a dramatic difference.
     
  6. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

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    May 27, 2013
    Montana
    Gary
    Looks like the 12-40 will replace my 12-50 and maybe even the 14/2.5. pancakes are handy though. 20/1.7 that one is not as easy a decision.
     
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