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14-45mm has earned it's place in my travel bag

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by OdzBodkinz, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2011
    I debated on this lens. It's biggish. It's slowish. But, it has a great reputation. It paired nicely with my 45-175mm for a travel kit. Enjoy these from my G3.

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  2. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Nice pics. I just got one myself. Where were this pictures taken?
     
  3. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Yep, a lot better than most kit lenses. Some very nice pics, there.
     
  4. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2011
    Varying locations around Arizona. Scottsdale, Sedona....etc.
     
  5. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    153
    Sep 11, 2011
    Thank you!
     
  6. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    Those were great shots.
     
  7. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    When I see pics like this, I wonder if I'm an (a) a crappy photographer; or (b) live in an ugly city. :p

    Great shots!
     
  8. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Really nice set. The first 4 I especially like.
    If you're going to have a kit zoom...the 14-45 is it.
     
  9. Great series of shots. I particularly liked the brighter colours at the end.

    14-45mm: the second best Micro 4/3 kit zoom!
     
  10. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA

    Nic,

    What's the best then? :wink:

    Hubert
     
  11. 14-140mm, of course. :cool: Best superzoom I have ever used.
     
  12. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe

    Is it really that good ?

    The 14-45 is bloody terrific and on the evidence I've seen is the clear winner as best 'standard range' kit zoom. But I've always thought that the 14-140 superzoom would be incredibly useful....especially given that I don't own anything longer than 45. I looked into the 45-200 but opted out. I've considered perhaps waiting out for the 35-100 f2.8 (constant?) $$$$$$$ !!!

    The 14-140 (x10 zoom) may be the more versatile and cost effective option.

    From your experiences, is it as sharp and contrasty as the 14-45 .....never mind for the moment the crazy x10 zoom factor.
     
  13. I can't give a direct comparison to the 14-45 since that lens has never found it's way into my bag, but if it is noticeably better than the 14-140mm in their overlapping range then it probably deserves some kind of award. As long as I've got the focus right, in raw processing the 14-140 is a "sharpen a little" lens, as opposed to the 45-200mm you mention which I found to be "sharpen a lot". Anyhow, I don't want to hijack this thread too much, but I was thinking of writing a piece on the 14-140mm sometime soon when I 've got a bit more boring lens testing shots (i.e. brick walls) to work with.

    BTW, if you're looking for a copy of the 14-45mm, the prices on ebay australia seem to have crashed recently (true for other camera gear as well, it seems). Two 14-45s sold the other day for just over $100 ($200+ a few months ago), a Panny 14-42 for $70, GF1s for as little as $150 (easy $250+ before)...