Kit zoom direct comparisons?

Started Sep 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Derek Bach Contributing Member • Posts: 859
Re: Kit zoom direct comparisons? Here it is!

clengman wrote:

Just wondering if anyone can show me some information to support what seems to be the common viewpoint that the 14-45 is the superior lens optically. Thanks!

This link will take you to a direct comparison of the Olympus 14-42 and the Panasonic 14-45 kit zooms using the DPReview side-by-side lens comparison widget which allows you to compare all lenses tested by DPR at at focal length and aperture:,58&fullscreen=true&av=3.667,3.667&fl=14,14&vis=VisualiserSharpnessMTF,VisualiserSharpnessMTF&stack=horizontal&&config=/lensreviews/widget/LensReviewConfiguration.xml%3F4

It should be said that this comparison is with the earlier Olympus lens but DPReview did say that the original and the MK11 were little if any different optically although the Mk11 was faster focusing.
Hope this helps,

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