Replace 14-54 with 12-40 (Flower pics)

Started Jul 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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brycesteiner Senior Member • Posts: 1,822
Replace 14-54 with 12-40 (Flower pics)

I've been seriously thinking of replacing my 14-54 with a 12-40. The 2.8 through the entire focal length really is a plus. Robin Wong's blog is making covet the item because my 14-54 does not take near as good of pictures, or so I thought. He stated the 12-40 is basically a macro lens and can focus as close as 20cm away from the object. I was in awe.

I then went out to find a good reason why I "need" this fantastic lens and why the 14-54 is nothing but crap on a bayonet. Well, it didn't quite go as I thought. The 14-54 appears to focus within almost 3 inches at 54mm. Really? That can't be right, but yet over and over it did it. The colors were coming out great too.

Here are a few of my first flower pictures for the year:

I downsized and cropped them but for the most part they are pretty much what I shot.

Maybe the 14-54 isn't as bad as I thought and maybe the 12-40 is really just a passing fancy....

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