Olympus EM1 with 12-50mm or 12-40 f2.8 for complete novice?

Started Dec 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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Matching the "level" of camera and lens gives optimal results.

You went for the top of the line camera, so you would possibly be disappointed with an entry-level kit lens as your main lens.

I bought the E-M5 + 12-50 about 18 months ago and was never happy with the 12-50, after seeing what the camera could do with a good prime lens. I waited and waited and then grabbed the 12-40 as soon as I could find it anywhere. There is a world of difference between these lenses. Using the 12-50 on the E-M1 might make you feel like you bought a Rolls-Royce body and then put a Volkswagen engine in it.

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