Which kit lens for olympus om-d em-5?

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Steven Wandy
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Re: Which kit lens for olympus om-d em-5?
In reply to Stevedore87, 6 months ago

Of those two choices I would go for the two lens kit. I had the 12-50 and while I liked a lot of its features I did not feel it was any better IQ wise than the 14-42 while being quite a bit larger. And the 40-150 is a very good long zoom considering the size/weight/price.
Others have suggested the Panasonic 12-32 and I would add the Olympus 14-42EZ pancake. While the Panasonic is a bit wider the Olympus is 33% longer (64-84 equivalent) which might mean less lens swapping. And while the Oly has a power zoom (which did take getting used to) it also has a manual focusing ring for those times you might want to use it. IQ wise people have said that the Pana is a bit better but I have been very happy with the Oly pancake.

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Olympus Stylus 1 Olympus PEN E-PL1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R +4 more
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