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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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DxO review of the M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

DXO Mark have reviewed the Oly M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Pro.

The full analysis can be found at:

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Olymp...rthy-performer

I must admit although the score is good I was hoping for it to be much better than the Panasonic 12-35mm.
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Re: DxO review of the M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

I'm left unimpressed by many of these "Comparative" tests in much the same way as when my car was given a lower "score" because its top speed was only 133 MPH compared to the 135 MPH of the "favored" vehicle.

At least DxO have a systematic approach that has a lot of objective assessment rather than many of subjective opinions that get trotted out in some of these reviews.
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Re: DxO review of the M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

12-40mm offers similar image quality as 12-35mm, but it's 5mm longer.
So overall 12-40mm wins. It is more versatile.
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Re: DxO review of the M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

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12-40mm offers similar image quality as 12-35mm, but it's 5mm longer.
So overall 12-40mm wins. It is more versatile.
Depends on one's version of versatility - like, how many 58mm or 62mm other lenses one owns...
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Re: DxO review of the M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

So we're talking trivial differences. It might be interesting to see a comparison with the Oly at 35mm fl. From what i read elsewhere the 12-35 is good at 2.8, where as the 12-40 gets even sharper stopped down, also the 12-35 gets softer in the corners and the 12-40 has more consistent sharpness, quite useful at 12mm. Also the close focusing distance is closer than i expected with the 12-40. However you call it, it's great to have a choice of 2 world class zooms.
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