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7mm Comparison: Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4 — Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 (Garage Bikes)

Compared here are the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 ASPH to the Olympus Zuiko SHG 7-14mm f/4 ED using the 16-megapixel Olympus OM-D E-M5.

The Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4 ED is substantially larger and heavier and costs about twice as much as the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 ASPH. And it requires the MMF-3 lens adapter for use on a Micro Four Thirds camera body.

Of note was flaky behavior of the Panasonic 7-14mm on the Olympus OM-D E-M5: the aperture kept resetting to a different value (e.g., from f/4 to f/11 in manual mode). This behavior settled down after a minute or two, but it does raise the issue of cross-system compatibility.

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