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Lensrental Imatests on m43 wide angle

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, May 9, 2012.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Interesting test LensRentals.com - Wide-Angle Micro 4/3 Imatest Results

    Look how well the 14mm pancake lens is doing! It's beating the kits and most of the rest of the lenses (though the 14-45 isn't in the test, as they didn't have access to it at present), and even the 9-18 and 7-14 in f/4 and 5.6. It even beats the Noktons at f/4.

    14mm pancake -- the cheap little engine that could, lol.
     
  2. Qwerty

    Qwerty Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Jan 15, 2012
    Canada
    The 14mm even beats the 12mm at wider apertures.

    They forgot to test the new Sigma 19mm f2.8 and 30mm f2.8. Looking at the MTF charts it looks like the Sigma 19mm may have better edge performance than the Panasonic 20mm.
     
  3. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    509
    May 12, 2011
    Does anyone know why tests of the 14mm vary so much? I've seen tests that show it on par with the kit lenses (the 14-42II, not even the 14-45) and every now and then you see one like this in which it outshines the 12 and the 20. It's bizarre...
     
  4. Qwerty

    Qwerty Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Jan 15, 2012
    Canada
    Lens variations I guess, my 14mm is stunning edge to edge.
     
  5. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Jul 2, 2010
    Arizona
    I've had two 14's and both have been lovely little lenses. Best bang for the buck out there.