Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818
Re: Olympus OM-D 12-50 or 14-42

Sergey Borachev wrote:

The Panasonic 14-45 is better than either of the Oly's, but only in its image quality and only within its zoom range. I don't think it is better in terms of AF speed , or compared to the 14-42mm, in terms of size and weight. It is not better at 12mm or 13mm or 50mm.... and it is not better in macro, or for video shooting, and probably not in AF speed, and definitely not in flexibility as general shooting as a all-in-one lens for walking about or travelling, shooting the Niagara Falls or water sports, or desert or windy/dusty/fast changing scenes when you cannot change lenses.

I would further say that the Panasonic 14-45 is primarily better wide open. If you stop down the 14-42mm II to its sharpest aperture (I use f/8 and f/9 at the longest end), then i would suspect the lenses are pretty close to each other.

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