Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
sharp vs razor sharp... To make such statement, you need to compare lenses in the exact same situation and on various circumstances, and to eliminate any variable which could distort the result. Then you can be affirmative.

In you case and as you wrote, you did not compared a Zuiko with a Xenar but an OM20 SLR + a Zuiko vs a Retina + a Xenar which is not exactly the same thing.

take care.
You're right about that, of course. But when you use a lens for a while you'll get the feel of the overall image quality. I prefer my Retinas with Xenar and Heligon 50/2.8 over the Olympus OM with 50/1.8 Zuiko for "everyday picture taking".