EP5 & 14-42 EZ Zuiko or 12-32 Panny

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Agius FOTO
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EP5 & 14-42 EZ Zuiko or 12-32 Panny

So while I wait for my EP5 to arrive and I will be selling my EPL5 with 14-42 II R, I am looking for a general walk around lens.

I have been looking at different options include the 12-35 F2.8 & 12-40 F2.8 options, but those are too big and expensive as far as I'm concerned. I want something pancake small, doesn't have to be particularly fast but want something that is sharp. I already have my 12mm F2 for low light indoors so I am covered there.


- I like the 12mm FOV, always have

- reviews are generally good (Sharp) with some side softness reported at 12mm

- solid build construction

- worried about the CA effects on my Oly body as I hate to PP photo's

14-42 ez

- I like the compact form factor, smallest pancake out there

- I like the mechanical zoom for video but have gotten used to manually zooming a lens now

- worried about image quality however if its on par with my current kit lens, that is good enough for me recognizing tradeoffs of having a small collapsible lens

- Wish it started at 12mm but like the extra reach (although this is not important as with my compact travel zoom, 80% of my pictures were at 12mm)

What are your thoughts hopefully based on your real world experiences? Again, my purpose is good light general walk around lens to use on my EP5. Good for travelling, landscapes, Street photography, etc. My current kit includes the 40-150 Zuiko, the 12mm F2, and the 45mm F1.8.

 Agius FOTO's gear list:Agius FOTO's gear list
Olympus PEN-F Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus PEN E-PL5
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