FDn 28mm f2.8 Zuiko OM 28 f2.8 MC & f3.5 SC
Summary: I was a little surprised here, because the little Zuiko OM 28 2.8 manages to equal its older sibling and ever so slightly beat the Canon.The differences are absolutely tiny and can effectively be discounted. The OM 28 f2.8 MC is the smallest and lightest lens here and is not supposed to be as good as the f3.5 SC, although I have found some people reporting the two to be nearly identical in performance. In my case, the newer, lighter f2.8 version is right up there with it. My f3.5 copy seems to be a bit decentered, with the left side faring considerably worse, so I have shown its better side with the view that this is how it is supposed to perform on all sides! In comparing the 28 MC to the 24 MC, the 28 performs up to the same (very high) standard with excellent resolution up to the edges and into all but the last mm or so of the corner, with superb centre performance throughout. It is therefore clear than the current mantra one hears about the 24mm f2.8 clearly being the wide-angle gem in the line up is not quite fair. The 28 2.8 MC is basically the same thing, just not as wide. Out of this set of lenses, I’d be happy with any of these lenses (assuming a good copy of the 28mm f3.5 Zuiko).
Click below for next page.