How bad is the 14-42 mk I that bundles with the E-PL1?

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How bad is the 14-42 mk I that bundles with the E-PL1?
Aug 1, 2012

Greetings,

I just bought a refurb E-PL1 kit from Cameta for $190. I figured it was a cheap way to play with m43 and see if it's worth investing into it.

I'm reading that the the 14-42 kit lens has "Potential shake problems 35-42mm at 1/100 to 1/200 sec due to "loose" barrel construction" at sites such as http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~parsog/olyepl1/21-epl1-vs-epl2.html

Doing quick searches, I see a number of people upgrading to the mk II version. I'm hesitating do so right now because I think buying a VF-2 and an adapter so that I can use some of my Canon primes might be a better way to go.

So the question: Do you feel that the 14-42 mk I is so bad that I should immediately upgrade to the mk II? Have people been able to work around the problem? [It's going to be interesting seeing how well I adjust to the controls of the PL1 as it is]

Thanks!
Marcos

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