Is the Olympus 12-40 any good?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by acuriousman, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. acuriousman

    acuriousman Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 20, 2013
    I've been reading a lot of reviews about it, but there's just one problem.

    None of the reviews used a GH2/GH3 with the lens. They're all using Olympus cams with it.

    My concern is that the distortion will be AWFUL with a GH2/GH3 because it doesn't have built in correction like the latest Olympus cams do.

    Can anybody confirm or prove this? How does the lens fare with the GH2/GH3?
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I am not 100% on this, but think that Panasonic bodies do correct distortion for Olympus lenses. The only platform difference I know of is that the Olympus bodies do not correct for CA (or read that info from the lens) like Panasonic bodies.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I can confirm that all Panasonic bodies correct distortion on all Olympus lenses that require such correction. This has been the case since the first MFT camera (Panasonic G1).

    All Panasonic bodies also do color fringing correction on all Panasonic lenses that require such correction, but they don't do color fringing correction with Olympus lenses.

    Amongst Olympus bodies, only the OMD E-M1 does color fringing correction, but it does so with both Olympus and Panasonic lenses.
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