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OM System standard lens comparison


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OM Digital Solutions introduced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO today and some of you may ask yourself whether this lens is necessary. After all OM Digital Solutions is already offering two standard lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8. Whether the new lens is an option for you is up to you. Therefore I made some OM System standard lens comparison images to show the different field of view and bokeh of the three lenses.

Field of view differences

The first image shows the field of view of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO.

Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO

The following two images are showing the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8. For the comparison, I kept the distance equal and only changed lenses. Therefore you can see the different field of view the lenses are offering.

Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

Besides the obvious difference to the 20mm F1.4, it is interesting that the field of view of the two 25mm lenses is different too. Although the datasheet shows the same focal length and field of view.

Comparison Bokeh

For the next comparison, I tried to keep the size of the fungi the same. This enables us to compare the Bokeh effect of those lenses. Same order as before.

Bokeh Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO

This image shows how nice the 20mm F1.4 separates the fungi from the background.

Bokeh Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
Bokeh Sample image taken with the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

Compared to the 20mm F1.2 the background of the 20mm F1.4 is a bit sharper. Compared to the 25mm F1.8 a bit unsharper. For a better comparison find a crop of the images below.

Bokeh Sample image
M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO
Bokeh Sample image
M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO
Bokeh Sample image
M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

Not only field of view, size, weight and price of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is in between the two 25mm lenses, but also the Bokeh effect. Which of the three lenses fit best to your needs is up to you.

Here you find details about the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 lens

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