Advice on OM-D order / 12-50 kit lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by hankbaskett, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. hankbaskett

    hankbaskett Mu-43 Regular

    155
    Aug 21, 2012
    So, I'm ordering an OM-D, and probably the 12-35 Panasonic lens. I already have the Olympus 45 and the Panasonic 20. I really don't see much use for the kit lens if I'm getting the 12-35. However, the kit lens seems like a pretty good deal for the extra $300, not sure what they're going for on the secondary market but I doubt it's much less than that.

    Bottom line, if you were in my shoes, what would you do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    If you want to take advantage of the weather sealed capability the kit lens is a good place to start.
     
  3. hankbaskett

    hankbaskett Mu-43 Regular

    155
    Aug 21, 2012
    I believe that the 12-35 is also weather sealed, so that's not a huge factor.
     
  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I use mostly my primes, so I don't use the kit 12-50 a lot. I'm glad I have it, though, and the macro capabilities are are rather good if you think you'd use that function. I use it mostly for that and the wide angle, because I don't have the 12mm prime, but your panasonic 12-35 covers that better. My two cents.
     
  5. soulofoto

    soulofoto Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Mar 21, 2012
    I wouldn't bother with 12-50....you should be able to pick these up down the road for small change..
     
  6. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

    185
    Jul 8, 2012
    I've been watching the price of used lenses on this forum and on FM: the price of the 12-50 has come down to about $300-350 it seems. So taking into account PayPal & shipping fees and the hassle, not sure I would bother.

    I also want to get the 12-35. I wonder if the price will dip down a bit at some point...
     
  7. akhyar

    akhyar Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    Jul 16, 2012
    Hi all. My 1st post here.
    I was in the same boat as you before, and I decided to get the body only while I saved up for the 12-35. Before I bought the 12-35, I used Oly 45 and Pan 14. Once I got hold of the 12-35, sold the pancake and use the Oly 45 if I need more reach. Never been happy and never regretted the decision not to get the 12-50.
     
  8. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    593
    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    I would pass on the 12-50 if you're getting the 12-35.
     
  9. hankbaskett

    hankbaskett Mu-43 Regular

    155
    Aug 21, 2012
    Thanks! I think that's a good call.
     
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