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E-M10 14-42 EZ kit or E-M10 body + anything else?

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Braza, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Braza

    Braza Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2013
    What to get? E-M10 with new pancake kit lens 14-42, or save money and to buy body only and something like... hmmm... Sigma 19mm 2.8?

    In future I want to have 25 1.8 Oly m.Zuiko, but now I need to have a walk around lens first.
     
  2. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    Hi. I went through a similar issue and in the end bought the E-M10 with the older 14-42 manual kit lens. I figured the new EZ lens was not enough of a draw and I don't like electronic zooms. This was a fair bit cheaper and left me money to put towards a prime. You could always sell the EZ lens for quite good money and use the proceeds towards other lenses.


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  3. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    Hi. I went through a similar issue and in the end bought the E-M10 with the older 14-42 manual kit lens. I figured the new EZ lens was not enough of a draw and I don't like electronic zooms. This was a fair bit cheaper and left me money to put towards a prime. You could always sell the EZ lens for quite good money and use the proceeds towards other lenses.


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  4. justa1972

    justa1972 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 29, 2013
    I'm thinking the same thing as I don't like power zooms

    Manju69 - there seems to be quite a few variations of the 14-42 and Olympus and Panasonic do them - which was is best ?

    Thanks
     
  5. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    We have both EZ and the older 14-42 and use the EZ for travel, my wife is currently in London and has the EZ with her. I think that you will really enjoy the 25, the E-M10 really shines with either the 17 or 25.
     
  6. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 12, 2014
    USA
    Body + 45mm f/1.8 or the Panasonic 20mm if you prefer shorter length
     
  7. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    Hi. As far as I know the original panasonic 14-45 is the most well respected kit zoom, aside from that the panasonic 14-42 version 2 is also good. I had the 14-45 once and I did not notice a huge difference IQ wise but it was built well. As the previous post says, the e-m10 really shines with a decent prime like the oly25. I just purchased the 12-40 pro which is amazing (but not small!)


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  8. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    My E-M10 body with 12mm, 25mm and 45mm become a nice litle combo.