Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
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Russ Houston
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reasons to get 12-50
In reply to bcjensen, Feb 5, 2013

It's weather sealed.  It's wider (12mm vs 14mm is pretty noticeable).  Faux macro function is nice.  Electronic zoom is very nice for video.  AF on the OM-D is very fast.

Reasons for the 14-42 are it's cheaper, it's smaller, and the small minimum focusing distance can still give you some nice close ups, though I think the 12-50 "macro" mode is a little better.

I have the 14-42 and almost passed on the 12-50.  However, I'm glad I got it after all.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4-5.6 +7 more
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