Two new works.

Hi everyone,

Two new works today,

“Industrial Strength”. Tram Museum, Porto.

“Ancient and Modern”. Shot on the Spanish Steps in Rome.


Best wishes,


Repeat lens comparison, Lumix 12-32mm @17mm and Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Hi folks,

As I strongly suspected my first comparison wasn’t accurate. I’ve used both of these lenses quite a bit and I’ve never noticed that degree of softness. I repeated it with the same conditions, ISO 200 @ f/5.6, tripod mounted, cable release etc..

Lumix 12-32mm @ 17mm full-frame image.

M.Zuiko 17mm full-frame image

Lumix 12-32mm @ 17mm 100% center crop.

M.Zuiko 17mm 100% center crop

Lumix 12-32mm @17mm 100% corner crop

M.Zuiko 17mm 100% corner crop

Overall there’s very little in it but I feel like the Lumix 12-32mm is a tad sharper in the center. whereas the M.Zuiko 17mm is marginally sharper in the corners. Sorry about the moire pattern, I could have corrected it but not for these purposes. I reiterate this is a real world comparison and not a laboratory one and the differences are, at the worst, marginal. I am more than happy with both of these lenses but it does again demonstrate how good this little zoom lens is. I think that I might do the same comparisons between the 12-32mm and my M.Zuiko 12-40mm lens. Of course the primes are faster and the 12-40mm is both faster and weather-sealed but optically I don’t think there much in it, from the comparisons I’ve done to date in a real-world day-to-day usage perspective (pun intended) πŸ™‚ . I’m in no way disappointed with any of my various prime lenses, the build quality is better and they’re faster but I think that the optical difference between them and the 12-32mm is nowhere near that of what one could easily be led to believe and, at certain focal lengths, the 12-32mm is, if anything, a tad better in terms of sharpness.

Kind regards,