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

Started 8 months ago | Questions thread
Paul De Bra
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Yes the 12-40 is definitely worth it. It's the best kit zoom.
In reply to fevan, 8 months ago

The 12-40 is the kit zoom for the E-M1 but I use it on the E-M5 and I'm sure it works just as well on the E-M10. The purpose of a kit zoom is to be general purpose, a devil-do-all. The 12-40 certainly fits the bill. You will of course notice less difference with cheaper kit lenses when the light is good and you can stop down to f/5.6 (and with the cheaper kits even more at the long end, which isn't needed with the 12-40 unless you hit the max shutter speed).

When I travel light or am just going to work I do not carry my camera with the large and heavy 12-40 but have the Panasonic 12-42X on it and that lens is actually pretty good.

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