Lumix 14-45mm vs 14-42mm, how much of a difference?

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ashatron Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
Lumix 14-45mm vs 14-42mm, how much of a difference?

Hi guys,

Im wanting to get one of these 2 lenses, and naturally the 14-42mm is cheaper and known to be slightly softer.

However i cant find many comparisons of these 2 lenses at all, only this one -
http://daisukiphoto.com/content/comparison-various-lens-14mm-panasonic-gh2-body

I know dpreview has the sharpness measure, but ideally i want real world tests in full size images.

Anyone know of any tests?

OR

Has anyone had both and can say how much a difference there is? would you actually notice a difference in general shooting?

From the comparison linked above the major difference seems to be when wide open the 14-42mm is slightly softer with more CA.

Hope you can help.

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