How bad is the 14-42 mk I that bundles with the E-PL1?

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Marcos Villaroman OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,536
Re: How bad is the 14-42 mk I that bundles with the E-PL1?

Klarno wrote:

The 14-42 I should be able to produce great images if you can work with its downsides. Here's why you might not like it as much as other lenses:

  • No bayonet for a lens hood.

I was surprised that this lens doesn't support a lens hood at all.

  • Ranks with the 17mm f/2.8 as among the slowest focusing lenses for m4/3-- all subsequent lenses have used totally different AF mechanics with internal focus, allowing silent, fast AF.

It's good to know that the standard 14-42 kit is considered having one of the slowest AF of all.

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