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    7-14mm Lens question

    Aside from the dust and weather proofing (and the fact that the Zuiko is designed for the 4/3s system)...is there any difference optically between the Zuiko 7 - 14mm f4.0 lens and Pansonic's version of it (also f4.0) designed for the micro 4/3s system?

    There's a price difference for sure. But not ridiculous (according to B&H out of NYC about $300 or so). So I'm guessing the optical quality is pretty close.

    So just wondering if there was any DNA crossing when the two optics were developed.

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    Re: 7-14mm Lens question

    Don't know about the optics, but the Panasonic m4/3 7-14mm lens is tiny in comparison. I'm renting one right now, but have not had much of a chance to use it. I've not used the Olympus 7-14mm. I expect they will release an m4/3 version someday.

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    Re: 7-14mm Lens question

    Hi,

    I do not know the Zuiko lens, but I can assure you that the Pana version is one hell of a lens. Even if it uses software corrections, it's a real pleasure to shoot with that lens.

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    Re: 7-14mm Lens question

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Aside from the dust and weather proofing (and the fact that the Zuiko is designed for the 4/3s system)...is there any difference optically between the Zuiko 7 - 14mm f4.0 lens and Pansonic's version of it (also f4.0) designed for the micro 4/3s system?
    They're only very vaguely similar in optical design, at best:


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