IQ on the 12-60 kit vs 12-35 ii?

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GodSpeaks
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+1 for the 8-18mm
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The 12-60mm "kit" lens is actually an extremely good lens.  The 12-35mm should be, and probably is, a better lens, but probably not noticeably so.  It is also 25mm shorter in focal length than the 12-60.  In travel, that extra 25mm could prove very useful, thus making the 12-60mm a more versatile lens.

The Panasonic 8-18mm is an outstanding lens, and while there is some overlap, it really does compliment the 12-60mm very well.  It is also a faster lens, making it more useful in low light situations.

Personally I would opt for the 8-18mm over the 12-35mm and keep the 12-60mm.  Actually, that's the setup I have.

If you want something smaller, check out the Olympus 9-18mm.  It also is a fine little lens.

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