A faster M 4/3 zoom

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Questions thread
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Chas2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,317
Re: A faster M 4/3 zoom

Francis E wrote:

I think a long time ago I read that this lens comes in two versions and that mine, being the earlier one, isn't as good as the second.

You have it reversed.  The first highly regarded 14-45 was replaced by a 14-42 f3.5-5.6 that is considered inferior on several levels, though it is lighter in weight.  The 14-42 is not as good optically, but close, has no dedicated OIS button, has a plastic, not metal lens mount, and is more cheaply made.  It is functionally the same but made to reduce costs.

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