12-50mm focus speed

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Joltinjess, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
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    One day I'm going to upgrade from my E-PL1 to the E-M5. I live in the rainy province of BC and think and would really enjoy the weather sealing. So eventually I'll need the weather sealed lens as well. The body upgrade is not in the budget right now, but the lens could be. I'm starting to get annoyed with the slow focus speed of the E=PL1 with the kit lens. Would the 12-50mm be any faster on the E-PL1?
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I doubt the 12-50 would be much faster, and it won't be any sharper either. Are you buying new? You'll take a sizeable penalty if you get the 12-50 new outside of a kit - I'd recommend looking 2nd hand if you're really keen on the lens.