Leica DG 8-18/2.8-4.0 Vario-Elmarit

on Olympus E-M1 Mk.II

Image Samples: Bookshelf

My other articles related to the Olympus OM-D System.

See also: Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0 lens report

See also: Olympus E-M1 Mk.II Lens Fest, Part 2

In particular, shooting conditions and camera settings used here were identical to those described in the Lens Fest article, with one exception: the camera firmware was upgraded to Version 1.2.

F = 8 mm

1:1 samples from a bottom-center (Arizona) area follow as usual, but would you like to see the original frames, here are the links:

F/2.8 | F/4.0 | F/5.6 | F/8.0 | F/11 | F/16

Note: I decided to skip F/22 in shooting; too much diffraction.

Full frame, reduced, at F/2.8.

F/2.8

F/4.0

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

F/16

Back to E-M1 Mk.II Lens Fest, Part 2

Back to Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0

F = 10 mm

Again, here are the links to the full-size, original images:

F/3.2 | F/4.0 | F/5.6 | F/8.0 | F/11 | F/16

Full frame, reduced, at F/3.2.

F/3.2

F/4.0

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

F/16

Back to E-M1 Mk.II Lens Fest, Part 2

Back to Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0

F = 12 mm

Again, here are the links to the full-size, original images:

F/3.4 | F/4.0 | F/5.6 | F/8.0 | F/11 | F/16

Full frame, reduced, at F/3.4.

F/3.4

F/4.0

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

F/16

Back to E-M1 Mk.II Lens Fest, Part 2

Back to Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0

F = 18 mm

Again, here are the links to the full-size, original images:

F/4.0 | F/5.6 | F/8.0 | F/11 | F/16

Full frame, reduced, at F/4.0.

F/4.0

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

I realize that this scene is easy on the lens, not presenting much of a challenge. And I'm not sure how to phrase that, but some of these samples just look so sharp, I may have to resort to extreme measures to check how this lens compares to the best I've been using: the 12-40 and 12-100 Pro zooms, the 75/1.8, or the ZD 50/2.0 Macro.

I may have to use the 80 MP Super High Res mode to do that, because at (I assume) close to 3000 LPPH we are already pushing the limit of sensor resolution.

F/16

Back to E-M1 Mk.II Lens Fest, Part 2

Back to Leica DG 8-18 mm F/2.8-4.0


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