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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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

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Now that we have some better weather and I have a 12-40, 12-35 and 12-60 all at the same time I will re-shoot the samples (especially as the original 12-60 sample quality wasn't 100%).

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

Hopefully Wednesday as it's cloudy today and the forecast is for sun mid-week.

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

Thanks for the shots. Having just taken the decision to move to MFT & I've been wondering how good the 12-40 would be against my 12-60. I hadn't even considered the Panny 12-35, more food for thought ! Look forward to the next instalment
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

I have only owned my E-M1 Mk 2 for 5 weeks and it came with the 12-40 2.8 PRO. As very much a `learner` I think the lens is superb and a brilliant `all rounder`. I took the attached shots last week at the Mary Rose display in Portsmouth Dockyard. No flash, from behind glass and at JPEG settings and was more than pleased. Expensive but worth it in my opinion.
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

12-60 seems to be selling for peanuts on EBay nowadays. E.g. 275 (Buy it Now) for an ex display model (no hood). Used ones in excellent condition go for less. Unbelievably good value for an E-M1 user.
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

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12-60 seems to be selling for peanuts on EBay nowadays. E.g. 275 (Buy it Now) for an ex display model (no hood). Used ones in excellent condition go for less. Unbelievably good value for an E-M1 user.
I bought one in early 2016 at a bargain price, but then a year later the aperture blades started sticking (& eventually stayed stuck) so I decided to go for the 12-40 f2.8 lens while on sale after Christmas, since Olympus (Sydney) didn't want to touch the (12-60 SWD) lens anymore.
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

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

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

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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.
It could have been shutter shock, but more likely using the 4/3 lens on the E-M5. Without the PDAF sensors of the E-M1 (I or II), the AF is never going to be great. Even on the E-M1s, you may still need to calibrate the AF. I still use my 12-60 on my E-M1 sometimes, and if not in a hurry, use magnified peaking with MF. Sharp as anything I have.
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Re: Comparing the new 12-40 Pro with the 12-60 SWD on an E-M1

Slightly off topic, but when I first received my mft 12-40 I did some comparison shots with the old 12-60 and found that the 12-60 was wider at 12mm than the 12-40. I just had a look for the shots but can't find them; has anyone else found any difference in the field of view?
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Slightly off topic, but when I first received my mft 12-40 I did some comparison shots with the old 12-60 and found that the 12-60 was wider at 12mm than the 12-40. I just had a look for the shots but can't find them; has anyone else found any difference in the field of view?
I took photos of my back lawn with buildings in it I noticed the distortion in it with the 12-40 lens but when I adjusted the raw file in Capture One & took the Distortion back to 0% from 100% then I got the wider detail (undistorted) back.

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Adjusted in Capture One with 0% distortion (saturation reduced).
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