Is the 12-40 Olympus worth the price?

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sandeno New Member • Posts: 12
Is the 12-40 Olympus worth the price?

After using the recently purchased 12-40 for a while I am thinking that it does not justify the price.

The 45 f1.8 is slightly sharper and takes better portraits in my opinion.

The 20 f1.7 Panasonic is less sharp but not by much.

These are the 3 lenses I use. I will keep the 12-40 for its versatility and macro capabilities, it is a very nice lens, but I cannot justify the 800-1000 euro price tag. Luckily I paid only 590 euro for mine so I am not too upset but in hindsight I will surely invest more in even modestly priced primes.

Feeling a but let down after the extensive media and user hype of the lens. However, it does put the 45mm in perspective, which is the best value m43 lens on the market.

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7
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