LUMIX G X PZ 14-42mm or LUMIX G 12-32mm

Started Jul 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 8,671
Re: LUMIX G X PZ 14-42mm or LUMIX G 12-32mm

Polariser wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

Polariser wrote:

Which is better:

LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.


LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.


And what is the difference between POWER OIS and MEGA OIS?



Why do you say the 12-35 is better? Wider? Better IQ? No Blur at tele end?

I had a PZ 14-42mm briefly but returned it for several reasons. Mainly, it had shutter shock problems on my GX1. It just wasn't that sharp and I really disliked the way it collapsed… it was necessary to shut off the camera for the lens to retract in order to change lenses. I generally leave the camera on all the time. SO, it's only small when the camera is off. It's also overpriced for what it is. Clearly, I just didn't like it. I got a Panasonic 14-42mm II instead, but had the 12-32mm been available at the time, I would have bought it instead.

I've tried the 12-32mm a few times and really liked it. I prefer 12mm to 14mm, it's quite sharp and I liked the way it renders, too.

I want a small zoom pancake to slap on my EM5 … Just found that Oly has a similar lens (Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ) as well. You don't know how that compares do you?

No, sorry.

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