E-m1 12-100 vs E-m5 12-45 form factor -minor or significant difference


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Dec 1, 2013
New Hampshire
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I've used the 12-35/2.8 (very close in size to the 12-45/4) on my GX7, GX9, EM5.2, and G9 and found it to be an excellent combination of versatility/size/weight/performance. Weight has never been an issue for me when carrying that combo. Although if it were, my next choice would be the P12-60/3.5-5.6. A very light lens with good performance and a longer tele.
I think that the PL 12-60 f2.8-4 is a better option than the P12-60 3.5-5.6 (assuming you can afford it). If you found that the 12-35 was good weight-wise, the PL12-60 weighs only ONE ounce more, so that should not be a factor. The PL12-60 is somewhat fatter (62 vs 58 filter), but otherwise, it is the same as the 12-35. I switched from the 12-35 to the PL12-60 and find it to be fine.
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