Is the Panasonic 14-45 the best "kit" zoom?

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
superstar905
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Re: There's only one lens...
In reply to Guy Parsons, Apr 18, 2014

The one lens to buy is the Oly 12-40/2.8, makes primes look silly, a true gem of a lens to use.

But some don't like the chunkiness. For me the chunkiness is an advantage as the weight adds some stability (on E-PL5).

It's the one lens to do most of everything so well.

Cheaper to buy than a bunch of primes to cover the same range, way way more convenient as no lost shots due to time lost in lens change fumbles. Familiar controls for the whole range of focal lengths from 12 to 40mm with that slip ring manual focus being a totally nice idea and so easy to use.

Regards....... Guy (one-eyed 12-40 fanboy and proud of it!)

Guy your enthusiasm for the 12-40 lens is obvious but to say it makes primes look silly is kinda funny. Rather that massive lens on the epl5 is what looks silly.

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