Best m4/3 walkaround zoom?

Started Nov 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Sierra Dave Regular Member • Posts: 464
Best m4/3 walkaround zoom?


I'm still trying to figure out the best walk around zoom option for my E-PM1.

Want something that's sharp.

Want something covering at least the standard 28-80mm range. Wide is more important than long.

Sharpness is the most important criteria. AF speed is the second most important!


After struggling with the 12-60 for a while (slow and noisy AF on the E-PM1), I gave the kit lens a go. The size and weight are nice, but the results are pretty ho hum. The long-end is particularly disappointing.

Main use for the lens will be long walks. Subjects are sometimes moving (other people).

So what are people using as their 'quality' walk around zoom on m4/3?

Kit lens?
Panasonic 14-45?
Olympus 14-54II

Ideas, samples or thoughts all welcome!



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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN E-PM2 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 +5 more
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