Engadget China compares 14mm and 20mm

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It's in Chinese but it's well presented visually for a casual comparison.
 

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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.
 

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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........
 

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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
 

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

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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.



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!
 

Photolife2010

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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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