Oly 12-40 is too big/bulky

Started Apr 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
local novice Regular Member • Posts: 470
Re: Oly 12-40 is too big/bulky

I don't have the 12-40 but do have the 12-35,f 2.8.  It is heavier compared to kit lenses and the primes and the 12-40 is supposed to be heavier than the panasonic.  It is all about what you need. I  like the f2.8  when I am traveling because you can use it indoors and out without changing lenses. I you don't need this capability than the kit lenses will do fine. It is all a compromise, fast sharp lens=heavier lens. Slow, relatively sharp lens=lighter, smaller lens.  The engineer's maxim: fast, good, cheap-pick two. You can't have everthing in one package, somethings got to give.  The beauty of choice.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS +3 more
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