All this talk about the 12-40mm, I just bought a used 12-50mm for $235

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Re: All this talk about the 12-40mm, I just bought a used 12-50mm for $235

tgutgu wrote:

The Photo Ninja wrote:

Granted, I know the apertures aren't even comparable, but I already have a 17mm f/1.8 that I love. I bought the 12-50m to have a weatherproof system with the E-M1.

How weatherproof is the 12-50mm?

BTW, I bought the olympus lens hood for it too.

Well, that lens is certainly not worth than the price you paid for it. Among my zoom lenses in the focal length area it covers, it is by far the worst performer.

That there is so much talk about the 12-40mm and far less (favorable) about the 12-50mm is justified. All this writing about that the 12-50mm is a "decent" lens, is a polite statement saying that it is not really good. To me, paying $ 235 for it is money that could and should have saved to buy something else.

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I reckon $235 is quite a good price for that lens.'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
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