Favorite walk-about lens

Started May 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Favorite walk-about lens
In reply to bjarne, May 20, 2013

I couldn't decide between the Olympus 12~50 and the newer versiojn of the 14~42 so I bought both to see for myself. I still own both. My decision was to keep both!

When I bought the OMD I wanted small lenses, so the 14~42 fits the bill there. It fits nicely in the top pocket of my rucksack whereas the 12~50 is too long. However, the 12~50 has better range and is reasonably good for macro. That makes it more versatile as a walkabouit lens. They are both so cheap I'm happy to keep both. The 14~42 spends more time with me because it's so small, but the 12~50 is a better choice assuming I'm carrying a camera bag rather than my rucksack.

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