Oly 12-50mm, compared to Oly 12, PL25, and PL45

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by CarlB, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    Some side-by side shot comparisons. I already posted in a separate thread, but if anyone is looking for such, it would be easier to find as a dedicated thread.

    I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to lenses or (lack of) consistency for the comparisons. :wink:

    Oly 12-50mm vs. Primes - a set on Flickr

    Oh, for anyone wanting to try such a comparison, it appears you want to line-up the front of the glass distance to subject as the same for comparing two lenses. Here, at first I tried lining up the sensor distances. Empirically, that doesn't seem to work. :)
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  2. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
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    Thanks, real world tests are always interesting. Seems like the 12-50 is ok but definitely has less detail especially outside of centre. Not too bad though when you consider this is comparing a $300 lens vs over $1500 worth of lenses. Still on the fence if I want to replace my 14-45 with the 12-50, mainly interested in the weather proofing.