In defense of the 12-50mm…

Started Apr 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Joele Veteran Member • Posts: 4,633
Re: In defense of the 12-50mm…

He did say the 14-45mm is the sharpest of all KIT lenses which the 7-14mm certainly is not one of...

Anyway, I would agree with the statement that the 14-45mm is the sharpest kit lens, but in real life I find the Olympus 14-42mm not that much worse (at least not that noticable unless you search for it) and if the 12-50mm is at least as good as that with the added benefits of weather seal and fixed length then it is a worthwhile kit lens..

I also ordered my em-5 kit with the 12-50mm...

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

Not the sharpest, the 7-14mm is sharper (also the 20mm is good), but is a different lenses, but from all the kit lenses yes the 14-45mm is the sharpest

TonyinJapan wrote:

Len_Gee wrote:

How does the 12-50mm they compare to the Panny 14-45mm?

Never used the Panny 14-45mm but I heard it is the sharpest of all m43 kit lenses. If that is your priority, then perhaps that is your best option. But I think the 12-50mm is better for a wide range of shooting (from wide to macro), and for video work.

Perhaps others with experience can give your their opinions of these two lenses.


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