Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
tjuster1
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Re: Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42
In reply to baxters, Feb 6, 2013

baxters wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

You can buy the 14-42mm lens easily and cheaply later, but not the 12-50mm.

In my opinion, whether you buy it now or later, it's the same price. I see that cameta.com sells used/refurbished 12-50's for $279 shipped on ebay. Other sellers are asking similar money.

Gaah, the 14-42 II is going for more than the $99 bundle price on ebay. That's crazy. I'd expect it to be around $75.

Exactly. There's no advantage to buying the kit lens with the camera, since body only + lens is the same price. Given that, I'd recommend you buy the body only and add a Panasonic 14-45mm kit lens, which is better than either of the Oly's. And it's only $269 new from B&H: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?is=REG&Q=&A=details&O=productlist&sku=657970.

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