Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 11,997
Re: Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

I have the 12-50 and the 4/3 edition of the 14-42, which is similar to the µ4/3 version.

Optically I don't find them very different and the µ4/3 14-42 definitely has a size advantage when stowing the camera. Focal length aside, they're in the same ballpark WRT image quality.

Howerver, the 12-50 has huge advantages in utility. It's weatherproof, just like the camera. It has a metal mount flange, not plastic. It's a little longer and a lot wider (those two millimeters make a world of difference). It has a very useful macro mode and it has a slick power zoom, which is very important for video.

I'd get the 12-50.



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