12-32 vs 14-42 (ii) vs 14-45

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 8,494
Re: 12-32 vs 14-42 (ii) vs 14-45

mimritty wrote:

I have the 14-42IIR

I think the OP means the Panasonic 14-42mm II. The 14-42mm IIR is an the Olympus lens.

, the 12-32mm and the 14-45mm. The 12-32 is nice and compact, but optically I don't find it any better than the 14-42. Not bad, not great. Between those two, the question would be your preference of a little wider or a little more reach.

My copy of the 14-45 gives me better pictures than either of the other two …

From what I've read, the Panasonic 14-42mm II is supposedly on par, if not slightly better, than the 14-45mm. Its supposedly the best standard kit lens at this point. It's certainly much smaller, lighter and supposedly focuses faster than the 14-45mm.

I have a 14-42mm II and it's pretty good. I've tried the 12-32mm briefly and liked the results. The 12mm end makes it very compelling, but I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost.

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