Question about GH2 and lenses

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Question about GH2 and lenses
Sep 26, 2012

Hi,

I posted something similar in another forum, but was it was suggested to post here to get better feedback, so apologies if this seems like a repost.

A friend of mine offered up a used GH2 and Lumix 14-42mm & Lumix 45-200mm lenses for about $900-1000 and I was wondering if its a good deal. He also offered his Lumix 20mm & Olympus 9-18mm lenses for significantly more.

The feedback I got was that its probably not the best of deals given the lenses, but unfortunately, I don't quite understand why. I've tried reading up on lenses and how they vary, but everything I have found has went right over my head. For example, I've been told (several times actually) that the 14-45 is much better than the 14-42, but I don't understand why.

I'd like to stay in the micro 4/3 range, as I like the compact size. I currently have a Olympus EP-2, and I thought I wouldn't be bothered by the lack of viewfinder and the lack of flash, but it turns out it bugs me quick a bit. I played with my cousin's GH1 and liked it a lot. I'm also aware that the GH3 will be available very soon, but from what I've read, the improvements it offers wont be of much benefit to me, given that I'm very much a novice when it comes to cameras and photography in general.

Appreciate any responses...

Thanks

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