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M Zuiko 45mm 1.8 vs OM 50mm OOC JPG Comparison.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by AdamThirtle, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    227
    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Just because we can! Nothing too technical about this, I just wanted to see the difference with the 2 lenses.

    I'm sure some people have wondered about the difference out there, so I did a quick little test with the E-PM1.

    First shot, OM 50mm 1.8, ISO 200
    50mm1.

    Now for the 45mm, ISO 200.
    45mm.
    Really, really impressed at the rendering of the 45mm, really great.

    I also shot a couple at 1600...once again, just because we can.
    50mm, may have missed focus slightly
    [​IMG]

    45mm
    45mm1600.
     
  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    That's quite a strong yellow cast on the 50mm. Is it radioactive?
     
  3. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    227
    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    It was under pretty dim light, I think AWB just manages to work better with the digital lens.
     
  4. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

    164
    Mar 12, 2011
    Adam,

    I did something similar (also unscientific and not well controlled) with a nondescript legacy 50mm, an Oly 14-42mm and the 45mm on my EPL1.

    Here's the general scene. I took the same photo with all three lenses. Since it was a bright day, I set the apertures all to f5.6, which negated the 45's main advantage. It's also a naturally contrasty scene.
    [​IMG]

    Here's three crops, all at 100X. Which of the three is the 45mm version? I looked hard at all three images and really didn't see much difference in the edges and center.
    [​IMG]

    Not saying my other two lenses are as good as the 45mm, but in good light, they work OK.
     
  5. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    227
    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Is the 3rd the 45mm? Whichever lens it is, the 3rd image is significantly sharper and more detailed than the first 2 at 100%
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Agreed - if the 3rd is the 45mm I'm sold. Subtle differences, but definitely sharper.
     
  7. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

    164
    Mar 12, 2011
    Yes it is the third image. Kit zoom is the middle one.

    The only negative I have on the 45mm is that the front ring has come off on me twice. Perhaps I should have left the blue tape in place.
     
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  8. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    that probably would just make it worse as the tape hung off the side =P I'm contemplating gaffers tape. It's getting pretty annoying. Or leaving it off, but then it feels and looks incomplete, heh