the SHARPEST of all the micro 4 3rds lenses is...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by littleMT, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    the PL25MM?

    the 45MM f/1.8?

    the Panny 20mm?


    I don't know, but I find the little JEWEL of lens, the 14mm f/2.5 to be very sharp and magical with colors, and just a special rendering..

    lemay-16.

    lemay-18.


    lemay-6.

    lemay-30.


    whatever the case maybe, the 14mm IMHO, is a must own.

    as I look at all of my images, shot with all my lenses, I keep
    coming back to the magic of the 14mm.......
     
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  2. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Lucille , are these OOC JPEGS from ur Oly EPL1?

    My order will be

    1) Oly 45 mm 1.8
    2) PL25 mm 1.4
    3) Panny 20 mm 1.7
    4) Panny 14 mm 2.5

    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    What about the Sigma 19/30mm?
     
  4. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    Don't you forget the sharpest of all; 75/1.8!
     
  5. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I have never shot raw with my e-pl1, as I don't see the need. (I do shoot raw with my Canon T4i and Sony A65)..


    they are close to OOC Jpegs, I do mess with contrast.

    I as you know I own the PL25mm, the Oly 45mm, the P20mm, amongst other lenses, and I find the 14mm to be just as sharp as any of them, slightly, and I mean slightly losing out to the Oly 45 and PL25, but the 14mm easily makes up for this in the way it renders colors, which I find to be better then the 45mm and pl25mm.

    the 14mm is just a incredible bargain.


    the 14mm is kind of sucky though when I use it for pitch darkness shots under the moonlight, as it is rather noisy, though I think that issue is more the e-pl1 then the 14mm lens
     
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  6. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Honey, I would love to try that one!
     
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  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Lucille .
    I also bought it and enjoying it.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  8. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Sigma lenses have never appealed to me, for any of my Camera bodys.

    And I don't really know why to tell you the truth.
     
  9. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    IMHO clearly the sharpest lens I've ever used is the Olympus 15mm f8. Every published review of the the 15mm empirically demonstrates the same conculsion.
     
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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Really ? some samples please .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  11. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    The Vivid setting on the EPL1 gives a very different result to natural. It enhances the colours, kind of makes them deeper and smoother while also making the image look sharper.
     
  12. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    I apologize, it seems that all images and reviews of this lengendary, fabled and unreleased lens are currently on double-secret probation.
     
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  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  14. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I tend to always shoot wideopen or close to wideopen with fast primes, and
    have never used a f8 setting on any of my bodys.

    As a result of that, with the e-pl1 I have to also use a polarizer, and/or nd filter, and fast shutter speeds which unfortunately the e-pl1 only goes to 1/2000.

    Now this is just my style of Photography, not saying it is technicaly correct, but it is what I do.

    the sharpest lens I have used is a cheapo 35mm f/1.8 Sony prime on my A65.

    On micro 4 3rds it's a tough call for me, I am not talking much about the 20mm, but I find it also to be very sharp also.

    This is the 1st image I took using the 20mm.


    oly-3.
     
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  15. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    I find my 2 e-pl1's to be sharp regardless of the vivid setting being on or off.
     
  16. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    shot with the 14mm, wideopen at f/2.5


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  17. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    We don't need to guess as lensrentals did the testing for us. Panny 14 is sharper wide open than Panny 20 In both center and edges and stopped down they are about equal. There is no question that Panny 14 has better color and contrast than P20 making images appear even sharper. PL25 is softer than both at all settings.
    FYI, for less noisy low light shots I use long exposure blending (tripod needed) at base ISO.
     
  18. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I don't know if the Pana 14 is the sharpest, but I agree that its colors are very nice. This lens reminds me some older glass that I love.
     
  19. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I do long exposure shots on a tripod, base iso, and the 14mm is noisy on my e-pl1, the 20mm is far superior in this regard, and is my goto night shot lens..

    shot with the 20mm, 15 second exposure, shot wideopen.


    mb-2.


    I have done hours and hours of no light/pitch darkness car shots and the 20mm easily beats the 14mm.

    I have desired the 12mm f/2.0 for these type of shots....
     
  20. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    shot with the 45mm at f/2.2


    pg-1.
     
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