Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Superstriker#8, Jul 10, 2013.
How does the Panasonic 14 2.5 with the wide converter compare to the Oly 12-50 at the wide end?
One is corrected for distortion (12-50) while the other is only corrected up to 14mm (14mm + wide converter).
Sorry I couldn't be of more help, it's hard to find people who's done any kind of comparison with converters because they're generally less desirable. People say there is a degradation of image quality when you put on another reflective surface in front of a calibrated lens. Though this is just conjecture that I have gathered on the Internet.
I'm currently in the process of doing some analysis of the Olympus WCON-P01 on both the 14-42 Oly kit zoom, and the Panasonic 14mm lens. It's early, but I can say that the WCON certainly is soft in the corners, and has some visible barrel distortion - but it appears to be decent enough to be useful on real-world subject matter, at least on the Oly 14-42mm zoom. I'll do some more analysis once my 46-52mm step-up ring arrives in a few days, so I can attach it to the 14mm prime.
I'm sure that the better 12mm options will be better, but they also cost much more. I can't speak to the 12-50mm lens, because I don't have it, but it's not really a highly regarded lens for still photography.
Any particular reason that you posted this in this thread, which your post has nothing to do with.
I'm not sure but my 14mm is a sharp copy and I'll be getting the converter as soon as Panasonic has them in stock and will show some pics. Much cheaper than getting a 12mm!
I'm interested in seeing the shots from this!
Yeah, I was trying to post in the "Show Us Your PM2" Thread. I must have posted in the wrong window! My real post is above.
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