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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Great test, thank you very much for the effort! Would be interesting though to see how the Panaleica 14-50 f2.8-3.5 would cope in the competition.
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    Wonderful job and I appreciate the effort you went to so that you could give us these results.

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Jens,

    Where do you think the 35-100/F2 would fit in your list? And do you have that lens as well?

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Quick! Everyone send jebir your lenses before he finds something better to do with his time!!!

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Hi johnblue,

    I don't have that lens so I don't know how it will fare in this comparison. However, I would be surprised if it isn't better than the other zooms that I tested.

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Thanks for the exhaustive test, Jens!

    I'm glad to see the attention you paid to the bokeh of these lenses... The 50/2 performs extremely well in that regard. I'm not surprised to see the 50/2 do well given the other pictures I've seen from it, but I'm surprised to see it perform so much better than your competition. Its rendering of the ball in the extreme background and the foliage is wonderful... it's hard to get much better than what you showed us.

    I'm surprised to see significant differences in highlight rendering between the lenses you tested... well, at least between the FT lenses; I know many older "film" lenses fall short in this regard. Most surprising to me is that all these big zooms (and even the little 14-42) retain more highlight detail in the card than the 50/2. I'd pick the 12-60 as the best by a good margin, with the 50-200SWD, 14-54, and 14-42 next best. The 50/2 seems to beat only the cheaper 50/1.8... although the OM 50's show us that famous Zuiko shadow detail, so perhaps they might improve with a slight underexposure and a tone curve more suited to their rendering.

    Lots of food for thought here, Jens. Thanks again!
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    Jens , a very good in depth study of comparisons of sharpness of old world and new world lens! You have even compared and concluded differences of the SWD and classics of the 50-200mm and 12-60mm and 14-54mm very well.. which a lot of people were asking about one over the other in buying. The 50m /2.0 macro has been on my list for some time. Thank you, cheers Pete
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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    I also wonder how the Sigma 18-50 would fare in this test - especially against the 12-60 and 14-54. The 18-50 is a possible alternative to the 14-54 if you were considering the 11-22 and wanted to avoid the overlap.
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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Just posted another photo taken with the Leica 14-50mm @ 50mm focal lengths:

    http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/sho...650#post304650

    This lens on the E-1 is a perfect fit, IMO.

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    I just found this test, and want to add my word of appreciation to Jens for doing the test. Very nice results.

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    problem on the link?

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkpictures View Post
    I also wonder how the Sigma 18-50/2.8 would fare in this test - especially against the 12-60 and 14-54. The 18-50 is a possible alternative to the 14-54 if you were considering the 11-22 and wanted to avoid the overlap.
    g'day Bob
    i just swapped a 14-54 (I) for an 18-50 that i had previously borrowed for that reason. Its quite a good lens and fun to shoot, I like its FL containment that forces me to look for shots in 35mm (EFL), and its sharp enough wide open to be useful on this format with a pretty smooth bokeh. Hard to work into the real estate trade, mostly for fun

    It has that constant F2.8 aperture too...

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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Sorry, the server went down and never came up again.

    Here is a new location of the data:
    http://people.ifm.liu.se/jebir/box/b...0mm_shoot_out/
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    Default Re: 50 mm 4/3:s Shoot-Out (test).

    Very interesting review. Swayed the tide a little for my possible 14-54 upgrade!

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