12-32 vs 14-42 (ii) vs 14-45

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Red Colorado New Member • Posts: 20
Re: I'd get the 12-32mm - for one simple reason

Would you feel the same if, as is my case, you already have the Panasonic 7-14mm?

My current kit is:

Panasonic GM5
Panasonic G3
Pana 14/2.5 + GWC1 wide converter
Pana 20/1.7
Pana 7-14/4.0
Pana 14/2.5
Pana 35-100/4.0-5.6
Pana 45-200/4.0-5.6

I plan to sell the G3, the 45-200, and probably the 14 + GWC1 in order to keep a very compact kit. In a recent trip, even the 14mm being a perfect fit for the GM5, I always found myself using the 7-14mm instead, just because.

Since I already have the 7-14, the 12mm of the 12-32 is not a big deal. OTOH it would match perfectly the GM5. The 14-42 wins for the manual focus ring and the long end tele.

Also, in my country, I can find the 14-42 is US$ 55 cheaper on the second hand market.

 Red Colorado's gear list:Red Colorado's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
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