Pana wide converter vs Oly 12-50

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Superstriker#8, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    How does the Panasonic 14 2.5 with the wide converter compare to the Oly 12-50 at the wide end?
     
  2. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    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.
     
  3. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    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.
     
  4. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    (delete me)
     
  5. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Any particular reason that you posted this in this thread, which your post has nothing to do with.
     
  6. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    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!
     
  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I'm interested in seeing the shots from this!
     
  8. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    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.