Getting OMD ..12-50 kit vs Panny 12-35

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by broncophil, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010

    Knowing that this will be used mainly for my travel setup...

    1) is the 12-35 worth an additional $800 ?
    2) which is better for indoor low light performance ( i know the panny is faster, but maybe the OMD plays nicer with the 12-50

  2. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    The first question is one you need to ask yourself, it is a high-cost piece of glass. To me, yes. I opted to buy the EM-5 body only and added the 12-35 later.

    Without a question the 12-35 is a much better low-light performer. I feel comfortable shooting up to ISO 4000 for B&W mainly, you can keep the shutter speeds high enough to get people shots in very low light.

    There was a thread yesterday discussing the lens/camera combo. I posted a link on there to a set of images from it.
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  3. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    If you're in the states, check out Amazon Warehouse deals (under 'used' on their price/source page for the 12-35mm) and do read the description of the item condition. Few days ago I saw one listed as 'Like New' without any defects listed (not even repackaged) for $909 or thereabout.
  4. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    ok thanks guys for the reply, just ordered a epl5 instead, and opted for 25 1.4.
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  5. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Haha completely way off the initial question!

    Great choices though! And please post your impression/review when you get it :) 
  6. String

    String Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    A little late with my reply but I'll say its like any very good piece of glass... once you start using it, you would never go back to the 12-50.
  7. Chronos

    Chronos Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 18, 2012
    I could not agree more Jan.

    I believe in buying glass once. Bodies come and good, solid glass will always pull the best performance out of the body.
  8. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    OK edit.

    BH pushed back the EPL5 release date so I got the OMD with the 12-50. Arrived today, charging.

    I got the 12-50 cause I only ordered one additional lens. The 25 1.4 -

    I have been researching flick for 12-50 samples, and it seems capable enough.

    Thanks all
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