14-42, 14-45 that much difference in image quality?

jere lee

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I have the Panasonic original 14-42 and the Olympus 14-42 II R.

because of all the hype about the 14-45, I'm considering getting one. Do you think it would be justified or is there actually only a small difference in image quality. Image quality is all I need, don't care about build or mount differences.
 

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For the most part, it is a better lens WRT IQ, but weather you will notice the difference in comparison to your existing lenses, and weather it is worth the upgrade, are difficult to say. There are a number of threads on this subject, and you may want to have a read. I think that the other question you may want to ask is if the newer kit lenses are as good as, or possibly better than, the 14-45. The 12-32 has received some good press, but I am not certain if anybody has compared the two.

Good luck,

--ken
 

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If you value edge to sharpness at infinity and excellent close up contrast, yes it's worth it. If you just take snapshots, no difference.
 

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Take a look at the newer panasonic 14-42 and the tiny 12-32 if you decide you want to change. I suspect they may be comparable but smaller and lighter.
 
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