Olympus E-M1 Mk.II and MZD 12-50/3.5-6.3

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F = 12 mm

Full frame, reduced, at F/8

F/3.5

F/4.0

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

At 12 mm the lens performs at par with the best, starting at full aperture. Very good resolution in the center even wide-open, corners catching up at or before F/5.6. Slight vignetting, mostly gone by F/4. A very nice show.

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F = 25 mm

Full frame, reduced, at F/8

F/5.1

F/5.6

F/8.0

F/11

Again, a good performance from the widest at F/5.1 to F/11; I would say not as good as at 12 mm, but not far behind. So far this seems to be a good lens.

I was suspecting the F/8 sample to be a fluke; it looked a bit softer than the one at F/5.6, but the other copy (made about 10 seconds later) looks identical.

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F = 50 mm

Full frame, reduced, at F/8

F/6.3

F/8.0

F/11

Indeed, long end is the weak spot. It is not really ban, but worse than the other focal lengths, with the resolution best at F/11. Eleven? Still OK for general, non-critical use, but just that.

The same focal length looks better on the original E-M1. Perhaps the lens does not cope with higher sensor resolution?

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