Short lens, fast horse February 11, 2017 Did a bit of polo shooting yesterday. Just for fun I used the Nocticron, which at 42.5mm is a little short for action shooting large horses at speed. But when it works, it is worth it. Like this:Like Loading... This Post Has 3 Comments Nice one. Rather interesting article concerning M43 lenses carried over at 43rumors at the moment… http://www.43rumors.com/dxo-publishes-the-list-of-the-best-primes-and-zooms-for-the-olympus-e-m1ii/ The independent lens testing outfit, Dx0mark have published a table of results showing the best results they have achieved with a variety of lenses. This isn’t a comparison between M43 and say Canon or Nikon, but the results are still interesting. Ranked primes are:- 1. Olympus 75mm f1.8 2. Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 3. Sigma 30mm f1.4 4. Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 5. Olympus 45mm f1.8 6. Sigma 60mm f2.8 For the zoom lenses it’s a little more complicated. The scoring breaks down contenders into 3 categories – Wide Angle – won by the Panasonic Lumix G 7-14mm f4.0 [but the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 Pro is not included] Standard – won by the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro [with the Panasonic 12-35mm Lumx G X coming second] Telephonto – won by the Panasonic Lumix G X 35-100mm f2.8 [but the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro is not included] It would be very interesting to see how a slightly more comprehensive test of the telephoto zoom lenses works out, although the results of testing the primes largely confirms what you’ve been saying all along… Pleased to note that I have owned 4 out of the 6 top primes, and still own the first two. Whatever the scores, the 42.5 provides the most dramatic images at a focal length I personally find more useful. I expected the 300mm would be in there, maybe not tested? The zoom comparison, as you suggest, seems lacking in contenders. Overall, it’s wonderful that we have so much choice; and more lenses coming in 2017 (not that I am going to buy any, oh no….). Comments are closed.