nippa's reviews

  • Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light stabilised and sealed with good resolution and nice bokeh
    High quality plastic

    Given reviews that I'd read I thought that I'd be changing this for the Zeiss equivalent but not so.
    At its worst setting at 70mm the edges are soft wide open but stopped down to F8 all is well again.

    Perhaps the best kit lens I've seen since the LUMIX 14-45.
    Look forward to the formal testing where a comparison within the fancy Zeiss should prove interesting

    reviewed September 28th, 2014
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED M.Zuiko Digital

    4 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Nicely made , very light and a great built in lens cap ( extra accessory )
    It's not sharp enough for me

    I've tried two copies of this lens and while its size and build makes it highly attractive I've been unhappy with the limited sharpness.
    The mediocre resolution means that I've given up the convenience of the lens for the old Lumix 14-45 and thereby lies a tale.

    If I compare your resolution charts for the two lenses I see very little difference but in practice one is fit for A4 prints and one for A3.

    If small size is important this lens will do the job although a good quality compact will do much better.
    Watch for shutter shake as I found with my E-M10 ; after using the electronic shutter resolution improved.

    PostScript... I've tried to like this lens but it's the poorest piece of glass I've ever purchased. If you never print large it will do but why tolerate it when something like a tiny Sony RX100 blows it out of the water for IQ?

    reviewed September 2nd, 2014
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light Sharp Beautiful

    Portrait , Architecture or Landscape this is a seriously good pocketable lens.
    One of the must haves for m4/3 cameras

    reviewed September 2nd, 2014 (purchased for $320)