Wanting to like the 12-50 on the E-M5...... but falling short.

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Kevdog
Kevdog Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
Wanting to like the 12-50 on the E-M5...... but falling short.
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The focal length range is nice.  The macro function is nice to have.  The weather sealing is good....   but....

It just isn't as good as my old Pany 14-45.  My wife still has it mounted on her E-PM1.  We were shooting around Sedona and I made a point to stand next to her and take the same picture a few times.  Hers always looked better.  Better colors and contrast, plus better sharpness.

The pictures are at home, but I'll try and upload a few examples tonight.

I'm going to have to actually do a direct comparison sometime.

When is Oly comping out with a decent 12-50/12-60?  Where are the awesome zooms from 4/3 land?  Why are Oly zooms falling short?  Their primes seem spot on but the zooms are just not.   The Oly HG and SHG glass are what brought many people to 4/3 land.  Why are the m4/3 zooms not even close?

Now trying to figure out if I buy another 14-45 and ditch my 12-50 (which would have been the same price).  I do like the 12 end though.  I don't think I can afford the 12-35 at this time.  Even with $300 from the 12-50, I'd still be $1000 short.

It's frustrating!

 Kevdog's gear list:Kevdog's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Olympus PEN E-PL5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS +2 more
Olympus PEN E-PM1
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