simply thrilled with my 14-54 II

Started Nov 28, 2011 | Discussions thread
Michael Meissner
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Re: Anybody - can you answer me this (14-54 vs 14-54 II)
In reply to gsergei, Dec 8, 2011

gsergei wrote:

Ben,

I as far as I remember from older posts the new 14-54 is only different in that it is capable of CDAF in addition to PDAF. Apparently it doesn't offer any advantage in the IQ.

Olympus claims the aperture blades are slightly more rounded, which in theory changes the bokeh (quality of the unfocused area) of the image.

As somebody else mentioned, the 14-54mm II has a new lens hood, which is incompatible with the previous hood. The Olympus ring flash (SRF-11) only works with the original 14-54mm, the original 50-200mm, and the 50mm (using the $100 adapter with the 50mm). For most people, this is not an issue.

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