I'm about to pull the trigger on an Olympus D-OM5, any recommendations?

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jolly Oly
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Re: I'm about to pull the trigger on an Olympus D-OM5, any recommendations?
In reply to Weegee, Nov 13, 2012

I can wholeheartedly recommend a Panasonic 14-45mm zoom. It is not 12mm wide (24) but is much much sharper than Oly 12-50, through all focal lengths and apertures (I have both). Ofc if you can afford 12-35 f2.8 go for it.

From my experienceso far, as both FT and mFT user, Olympus micro lenses are not of the same quality as FT lenses, both primes and especially zooms. Cost reduction policy is implemented at all levels - build quality, optcal quality, no-hood policy, and even low qualiy packaging policy and ofc crazy price policy with primes, especially black_limted_edition_bs models.

It's not the same Olympus as I knew before.

Imho Panasonic is currently making better lenses.

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