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Does anyone have 14-150 and 12-50 together?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by thomastaesu, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    I sometimes wish I have a just bit wider than 14mm, macro -not my passion but would be nice to have it, and I do not have a weather sealed lens.

    Are they reason enough to buy 12-50mm when I already have 14-150?

    I wish I had a pancake lens sometimes, but PL25 will do low light for now.
    Rokinon 7.5, O75, O75-300II in the wish list. (Maybe I can ask someone from Japan to get me 12-35 for ~$700. Then I will have 3 kit zoom!:eek:)
     
  2. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    For about 2 months.

    I sold the 12-50 shortly after getting the 14-150 on the cheap. I kind of decided if I was going to get an all-purpose zoom like that, I would get the one with the most range and lightest weight and smallest dimensions. Aside being a bit thicker than the 12-50, the 14-150 pretty much gave me all of these.
     
  3. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    Decided 12-50 + 40-150 instead of 14-150. Trading wide, macro(semi) for convinience.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I have them both. I refuse to have a weather sealed camera without a weather sealed lens...and that macro function is handy to have when I don;t feel like bringing the macro lens along. When the weather is nice though, I just use the 14-140 and don't need to concern myself with switching.
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    What Luke said. I had the 14-150 for almost 2 years before the OMD and 12-50 came along. I decide to get the 12-50 with the OMD for three reasons. When I'm walking around and want a zoom, I'd generally rather have the wider wide end than all of that telephoto space at the long end. Need at least one weather sealed lens. And the macro function. No way I'd sell the 14-150 though. When I'm traveling, there are times it's invaluable, although I usually end up with a prime. And for some events, like parades and kids sports and other things where you need both long and wide and everything in between. So I'm keeping both. The 12-50 is the only kit lens I've ever found sort of useful. And there are times when nothing will get the job done like a super-zoom. But I don't use either of them very often at all.

    -Ray
     
  6. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    I compared 12-50 and 14-150 at 14mm 25mm 40mm and 50mm. I found 12-50 to be a little bit softer than 14-150. Did I get a bad copy or is it normal?
     
  7. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    Oh yes. Weather sealed was the one of the main reasons why I got the lens!
     
  8. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    I found similar results but it doesn't mean 12-50 is a bad lens.

    If it works for you, hold onto it.
     
  9. I think that the 12-50mm is perhaps the least impressive zoom lens that I have tried out of it, the P14-45, P14-140, and the O14-150. The difference is that none of those were weathersealed and I would be unlikely to use them for this...


    8456067409_e3c1ffc12f_c.



    ...or this...

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    ...assuming of course that you have a weathersealed body to go with it.