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

Started Dec 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
harvo Regular Member • Posts: 364
Re: Olympus EM1 with 12-50mm or 12-40 f2.8 for complete novice?

I was going to suggest that you buy something used or older and cheap. Get a few lenses and wait for the EM10 coming in ?Jan 2014. I have the EM5 with the 12-50 and the EM1 with the 12-40. The latter is a joy to use, more so than the EM5. However, i can not get used to the increased weight and liked carrying the EM5 much more than the EM1 on a wt. basis alone. I have used the 12-50 for 1.5 years now and printed to 13x19 from it and they are beautiful and sharp. There seems to be a large variation on the lens due to ? quality control. For the few times that I need a faster lens indoors or evening/night I have used the Lumix 20 f1.7 and the Olympus 45 f1.8 and been very pleased.

Just thought i would give you a different approach.


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Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +2 more
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