Panasonic 7~14mm or Olympus 12mm ?

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Louis_Dobson
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Re: Thanks for all the replies and suggestions

It's the only one of the three I don't own - but that's not coincidence.  I don't think it has terribly good IQ, unsurprisingly, for the money.
The chap below saying he takes his dSLR when he needs high quality rather makes the point.  The OM-D needs no dSLR to back it up, paired with the best lenses. 
The Olympus bodies correct distortion just like the Panasonic ones.

slimandy wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

slimandy wrote:

It looks like the lens that best fits my needs is the Olympus 9~18mm rather than the 2 I actually asked about!

Thanks again.

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Really? That's a very eccentric choice from my PoV.

Why? It's small enough to be part of a multi lens kit, it's wider than the 12mm and more versatile, it takes filters, and I've read reviews that put it on a par with the Panasonic 7~14 when used on Olympus camera (the Panny has an advantage on Panasonic cameras that won't apply on Oly bodies, i.e distortion correction). Unlike the 2 lenses I was considering originally it ticks all the boxes with fewer compromises.

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