Which kit lens for olympus om-d em-5?

Started Apr 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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EarthQuake Senior Member • Posts: 2,126
Re: Which kit lens for olympus om-d em-5?

socal4142 wrote:

If you are interested in light weight and small size, I'd encourage you to consider the Panasonic 12-32mm. It's a great, tiny lens. You might want a zoom to go with it, though.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-interchangeable-12-32mm-F3-5-5-6-H-FS12032/dp/B00FYK2LE4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396670152&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+12-32mm

Yeah I picked up the 12-32mm and its perfect on the EM5, my wife uses it mostly while I have the 12-40 or primes on my EM1.

I would get the 12-32 or one of the 2.8 zooms (12-35 or 12-40), the regular kit lenses are pretty big and not really any better than the 12-32, most of them less wide as well. Only thing you really lose is the long end (which to me isn't a big deal in a kit lens, maybe to others, I would much rather have the wide end) and the weather sealing of the 12-50mm of course.

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