Advantage of 12-50mm lens?

Started Feb 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Advantage of 12-50mm lens?
Feb 28, 2012

I am going to order the EM5 and was thinking of getting it with the 14-42mm kit lens. I never normally use kit lenses, I have the 14mm, 20mm and am going to buy the 45mm very soon. However I figured that maybe the 14-42 would be good to take when just out with the kids and it gives me a few more options without having to change lens.

Anyway to the question. I appreciate that the 12-50 is weather sealed but that is not so much of an issue for me. It also has slightly bigger optical options but apart from that is there anything else I am missing and should order this one instead. It is very big, which puts me off but is it super sharp or super fast for video etc and so much better than the small 14-42mm (which I will probably never end up using anyway).

What are peoples thoughts on this lens?

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