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Old 15th September 2013
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

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Originally Posted by Ian View Post
Today, despite overcast weather and, at the end, spits of rain, I shot some back/back comparisons of the new 12-40 and the old favourite 12-60 SWD using an E-M1, fitting the 12-60 via an MMF-3 adapter.
Great work, Ian !

The rain left some soft spots on either lens, so this part already seems to be confirmed

At a first glance examining the jpg only, there is a slight difference in exposure between the two, which makes the new 12-40 come out darker thus seemingly with a tad more contrast.

As for resolution, for now I didn't see anything that would make me consider to switch to the new 12-40 nor to say the 12-60 is way ahead.
Less distortion is a real benefit tough and of course the low min focus distance of that lens. Biggest con to me is the relatively small zoom range.

Interested what your findings will be.
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