9-18mm or 12-50?

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mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 3,625
9-18mm or 12-50?
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Hello everyone. I hope someone can give me some advice.

I'm planning to buy the OM-D EM5. Because I love shooting portraits, I'm thinking about getting the 45mm and the 75mm lenses as well. Some time ago I thought that the 12mmF2 would also be a good lens so that I would be covered from wide angle to small tele. Beside shooting portraits I travel a lot. I could get the 12-50mm "standard" lens...but maybe the 9-18mm could do just as well or even better. How is the (image)quality of the 9-18 compared to the 12-50? I know the 12-50 is weather resistant and has a macro mode, but I'm looking at IQ especially. Is there anyone who has user experiences with both lenses? At the moment I use E5/12-6-/50-200 and 50mmF2, but I'm hardly using my 50mm and my 50-200SWD.

Thnxs for any advice!

 mujana's gear list:mujana's gear list
Sigma DP3 Merrill Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
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