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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

Originally Posted by DerekW View Post
I have been comparing some pictures I took in 2013 with the 12 - 60 on the EM5 and pictures taken recently on the OMD EM1 MK11 with 12-40 and the 12-100 lenses.

I was not specificly comparing but selecting images for slideshow type use from two trips. After a period of reviewing I thought that the 12-60 images were not as sharp as the later lenses. There are several other variables - the use or not of image stabilisation and the use of two different RAW convertor processors (Aperture vs Lightroom) and the two different camera bodies.
The E-M5 may be showing some shutter shock perhaps & why I usually use both E-M1's with Anti-Shock on, plus the latter Mk II will show a little more detail, but I haven't used my 12-40 lens much yet to really compare.
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