Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
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David247 Senior Member • Posts: 2,406
Re: Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Personally I think they are both good general purpose lenses.   I would lean towards the 12-50 myself though for the weather sealing, power zoom and macro.

If you want to technically compare them though, check out SLRgear.  And if it is important to you, pay attention the CA, vignette and distortion tests as well.   Note that the scores shown initially, are from "user reviews", not the SLR gear reviews.  You can also read the "user reviews" but be aware that there have been 3 versions of this lens, and the user reviews may or may not be about the latest version.   Sometimes people post without paying attention to the details.

Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II M.Zuiko Digital

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ M.Zuiko Digital ED

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