Do I have a regular o45mm or an excelent o40-150??

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jjviegas, May 31, 2014.

  1. jjviegas

    jjviegas Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 18, 2013
    Madrid, Spain
    Did this side by side today, E-P5 and Olympus 45mm and Olympus 40-150mm, both at f/5, 1/40sec ISO800.

    100% crops, Which one is which?

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  2. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2013
    the 40-150 is excellent when not in its telephoto maximum range, and at ~mid apertures.

    which is great, because its light and dirt cheap.

    call me crazy but i did a 75mm/f5.6 vs the 1000$ olympus 75mm lens and it put up a fight there, too

    but you buy the 45mm and/or the 75mm because they CAN shoot at apertures wider than 4
     
  3. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I'll take the bait as I own and like both lenses. The image on the left is from the O45.

    --Ken
     
  4. jjviegas

    jjviegas Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 18, 2013
    Madrid, Spain
    I never tried the 75mm but I read everywhere how great it is, if you say the 40-150 can match it too than it's wow!

    Correct, a little bit better color and contrast :)
     
  5. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Yes, that is what I saw as well. But the other image is not bad at all.

    --Ken
     
  6. Cani

    Cani New to Mu-43

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    Jan 1, 2014
    The one on the right is the fake banknote, I will take the left one.
     
  7. Run tbe same test at base ISO. Raising the ISO to 800 will affect the sensor's ability to resolve detail and make it harder to spot any difference between lenses. Having said that, we are well past the point in lens design where it is correct to assume that a prime lens will always be sharper than a zoom lens at the same settings.
     
  8. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    May 3, 2013
    California
    I think you should re-do the test at f/1.8.

    :tongue:
     
  9. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve

    Totally agree.
     
  10. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    Agreed, but it is still a surprise to find an inexpensive zoom get close to an excellent prime lens even if it is only in limited conditions.

    Lee