Engadget China compares 14mm and 20mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by LisaO, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOiSK1L4NiE]YouTube -[/ame]
    It's in Chinese but it's well presented visually for a casual comparison.
     
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  2. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Why can't we get our lenses in other colours?
     
  3. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Anyone care to translate?
     
  4. hmpws

    hmpws Mu-43 Regular

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    I can only read the titles, but they are pretty self-explanatory: FOV, Bokeh, Closest focusing distance, "Self portrait", Night shots..

    I just laughed out loud at the 4th test.

    I don't understand mandarin, so I can't help with the commentaries.
     
  5. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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    She said, "I think the flowers look bigger when taken with the 20 mm than the 14mm."

    It's pretty embarassing. I'm Chinese and I don't understand Chinese........
     
  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    What did she say?
     
  7. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    In a nutshell:

    Landscape:
    20<14

    Flowers
    20>14

    Flowers (w/ bokeh)
    20>14

    Self Portrait:
    20<14

    Night Photos:
    20>14

    bright colored m4/3 > your boring m4/3
     
  8. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks. But I was kidding....:biggrin:
     
  9. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    As was I, I have no idea what she said. :tongue:
     
  10. oris642

    oris642 Mu-43 Regular

    Not only Chinese, but in the Mandarin dialect....i speak Cantonese, so that's no help either : (
     
  11. Photolife2010

    Photolife2010 New to Mu-43

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    Jan 24, 2011
    Let if I could translate what she said.

    #1 Wide Angle 14>20) There aren't too much difference in the quality of the two lenses. She likes the 14mm better because she can capture more in the picture.

    #2 Bokeh 20>14) She likes the 20mm more because it can isolate the subject from the background better.

    #3 Macro 14>20) She likes the 14mm more because it is sharper. She also likes to edit her photos so that the difference in focal length does not matter to her.

    #4 Self-Portrait 14>20) She likes the 14mm more because it is not as close as the 20mm. And her head is too big with the 20mm.

    #5 Night shot 14=20) No difference between the two. She also mentioned that the two lenses are not sharp enough at night.
     
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  12. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Was there any mention of preferred colors?
     
  13. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Well I would trust LensTip more. The 14mm is not nearly as good as the 20mm in sharpness in all respects.
     
  14. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    1.) Fair
    2.) Fair
    3.) Are both at the same F-stop? considering the 20mm has more app?
    4.) Who takes self-portraits with their M43? But I give her this one, since it's nice to come up closer to your subjects without distortion.
    5.) Fair, but judging from that vid, the 20mm looks a tad brighter with the lights?

    It's safe to say, this is more of a personal subjective comparison from one reviewer that's applicaple to the casual user...which is a good thing.

    Thanks for the translation!
     
  15. Photolife2010

    Photolife2010 New to Mu-43

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    3) She didn't mention what apertures those were. May be the 14mm is really on the same par in term of sharpness.
     
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