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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by FlyPenFly, Aug 16, 2012.
Just wanted to see some pics of the setup if you have it.
Note mine, but I believe it's the right lens:
I would never buy the newer 12-50 mm lens and this would be my kit lens and walkway lens with OMD.
Another (no grip this time):
Thanks, wow that is large.
In the second picture, the reversed hood and close shot perspective make it seem particularly big. The first one doesn't look nearly as large, even with the hood on it. That said, it's definitely not :43:-sized.
Here it is when I had the E-P3. It's about the same on the OM-D.
I think part of it is that in the first picture, the entire grip is attached to the OM-D.
I'm debating if I should replace my Panasonic 14-45mm with this lens.
I would gain weather sealing and 1 aperture stop and lose some AF speed. It seems like sharpness is pretty close.
It's actually closer to 1.5 stops in most of the range, and I believe the 14-54 is as sharp wide open as the 14-45 wide open. I would expect a slight advantage to the 14-54 at equivalent apertures.
That said, it is rather large. If you've seen the 14-140mm, it's just a touch bigger than that. I like having mine because I don't mind the size and because it gives me a very high quality weather sealed zoom. I find that it's a lot more helpful than 50mm @ f/6.3 when it actually rains...
I supposed I could just get the 12-35 Panny which seems a very reasonable size but I would lose a lot of range but gain aperture at the long end.
And double the price tag!
Yeah, besides the price tag the Lumix X 12-35mm/2.8 would be the obvious better choice on a :43: camera, but either one will work and the Zuiko 14-54mm/2.8-3.5 II is much cheaper. The adapter brings up the cost but can pay for itself by opening up a large range of more affordable or otherwise unattainable lenses for your :43: camera.
If you think neither are "compact" enough for :43:, then simply stick with primes! I would not sacrifice speed and sharpness for size, when you have so many other options which retain both speed and sharpness along with size. The zoom function is not that necessary, and we got along without it for decades and decades before.
The aperture gain is actually pretty minimal. 1/3 stop at 35mm. Less elsewhere.
The main advantages of the 12-35 over either of the 14-54 versions are AF speed and size. With the adapter, the 14-54 is 50% longer than the 12-35, and has a larger diameter too.
Still, if Olympus fixed the AF on the 14-54II for m4/3, I'm sure they'd have a winner...
Ugh, I still can't decide if I should pick up the 12-60mm or not. I would gain a lot but I would also really need the HLD-6 at that point to manage that size... but at that size I'm pretty much at near the upcoming full frame A99 size!
OMD + ZD14-54mm
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How's the AF speed?