OMD M10: New 14-42mm pancake vs. older 12-40mm PRO

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OMD M10: New 14-42mm pancake vs. older 12-40mm PRO
7 months ago

Specifically, I'm wondering if I should buy M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ or M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO? I'm leaning towards the 12-40 ... Right now Olympus has a $200 discount, so it's hard to pass up. On the other hand, the new pancake looks appealing due to dimensions and price tag. If you take away the weather proofing and materials on the PRO, how does it compare to the pancake?

Would the 12-40 be overkill for the M10? Also, does the PRO have a macro mode?

Lastly, I wanted to go cheaper on body and invest money into lenses. While I like the pancake for its size/price, I feel like it's very similar in specs to the PRO, and I figure I might as well spend the extra $$$ to get the "better" PRO model (even though its older).

I'm driving myself crazy here. Which would you choose based on specs alone?

Thanks!!!

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