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Is it true that the Panasonic 12-35/2.8 & 35-100/2.8 don't works as well on a OM-D

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by kuau, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. kuau

    kuau Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 17, 2011
    I have an OM-D right now with all primes. 12, 25, 45 and 75mm lenses,

    i am tempted by the Pana Zooms yet i have been reading people claiming that although. M43 lenses are all compatible that the Pana Zooms in paticular work better on the GH3 then on the OM -D

    is this true?
     
  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    No, its not true.

    What are the natures of the claims you are reading?
     
  3. Salt Peanuts

    Salt Peanuts Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2012
    Massachusetts
    Haj
    FWIW, Olympus bodies do not correct for CA.
     
  4. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    The CA correction only applies to jpg's. If you shoot RAW there is no difference.

    I use the 12-35 2.8 on my OMD about 80% of the time.
     
  5. kuau

    kuau Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 17, 2011
    Thanks everyone. Just wanted to make sure.
     
  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Where did you read this? What was said about these lenses on OMD?
     
  7. kuau

    kuau Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 17, 2011
    I think I saw it on Ming Thein website. Some review.
     
  8. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Yes. I use both on my OM-D and G5, shooting raw, and see no difference.
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I have the P35-100 and it is stunning. It is at least equal to if not better than my Canon 70-200 L:

    #1
    GRAA0989.
    OM-D w/ P35-100 @ 35mm

    #2
    GRAA0843-XL.
    OM-D w/ P35-100 @ 60mm

    #3
    GRAB0272a.
    OM-D w/ P35-100 @ 100mm

    #4
    GRAB0055.
    OM-D w/ P35-100 @ 89mm

    Gary
     
  10. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Are the replies any different to the same question posed on DPReview?
     
  11. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Nope.

    Most of my lenses are panasonic - 7-14, 12-35, 100-300, 14, 20 - and all but the 20 (known occasional banding) perform wonderfully on my E-M5. I do shoot RAW, so I really don't care about in-camera lens corrections. DxO Optics Pro or LightRoom does that for me.
     
  12. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    There was a long discussion on FredMiranda about the 12-35mm on the OM-D, seems to mostly bother pixel peepers:

    OMD EM5 and bad purple fringing with Pana 12-35

    The Panasonic 7-14mm and OM-D combo can give a nasty purple flare that's very difficult or impossible to correct in post:

    Panasonic 7-14mm Flare - Case Study for a solution

    Panosonic 7-14 and OM-D - How bad is the purple flare in real world use?

    And the 20mm and OM-D combo can cause banding:

    The Test of OM-D EM-5 + Panasonic 20 mm banding problem

    Olympus Looks at E-M5 Banding with 20mm

    -Nate

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  13. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Ah! Sources!! Thanks Nate. Interesting read. I wonder if a huelight preset would also help adjust the overall magenta cast this new sensor exhibits.
     
  14. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    Good question, but I don't have an answer. At this time I only use Aperture 3 and can't take advantage of Huelight profiles.
     
  15. Salt Peanuts

    Salt Peanuts Mu-43 Regular

    61
    May 26, 2012
    Massachusetts
    Haj
    I was under the impression that all the corrections (distortion, vignetting, and CA on Panny; distortion and vignetting on Oly) were applied to RAW files as well? One could see uncorrected RAW files but needed specific RAW converters to do so?
     
  16. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    There's also the issue of rapid aperture blade adjustment on the PL 25/1.4 with some Olympus bodies (aka 'rattlesnaking').
     
  17. kuau

    kuau Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Oct 17, 2011
    Well it seems that the general consensus here is that tha Pana 35-100/2.8 has no issues on the OM-D. Overall how does this lens handle oa OM-D is it well balanced ?
     
  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    The P7-14 is a well documented CA problem. What I can tell is that shooting into a light source will nearly always cause the purple CA to raise it's ugly head. But different combo's of P7-14's with OM-D's will significantly affect the severity of CA. The CA I experience is relatively controllable while TDP's combo is extremely severe. So there seems to be some sort of randomness associated with the severity of the CA. My experience with the P35-70 is the CA is quite minimal when shooting into a light source.

    GRAB0569.
    OM-D w/P35-100 @ 100mm

    This is the about the worse CA I can get shooting directly into a very strong light source.
    GRAA0590.
    OM-D w/P7-14 @ 8mm

    GRAA0394.
    OM-D w/P7-14 @ 14mm

    Gary
     
  19. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    This is kinda correct. The application of the lens profile is done on import to the raw processing software. The parameters that are used are held in the raw image EXIF data. If you use a Panny lens on an Oly body, the CA parameters are not written into the EXIF information. Consequently, the raw convertor cannot make use of it to defringe the image automatically.
     
  20. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Are they? I think all the processor does is determine which lens and focal length (and/or aperture) was used, and apply corrections based on that. I'm just about positive that's how DxO does it with its (superior) lens profile solutions, which also adjust for lens softness in the demozaicing process, pre-sharpening.