Is the Panasonic 14-45 the best "kit" zoom?

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
nevada5 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,391
Not based on my experiences

fevan wrote:

I'm getting the EM10 body only and a couple of good primes.

But i will want a small zoom occasionally.

Is the consensus that the Pany 14-45 is the best optically?

I've owned 2copies of the 14-45 and they were undoubtedly excellent.

Last year I bought a 14-42 ll to use with my GX7. As I've said before, trying to spot a difference in IQ would be akin to picking fly sh!t out of pepper with boxing gloves on. One exception - the 14-42 ll has a much smoother bokeh.

Combine that with the fact that it's a lot smaller and lighter AND it only extends 1/4" when zooming, it's a no brainer.

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