Just got em10 - pulling trigger on Pany 12-32?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by thepinched, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. thepinched

    thepinched Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 2, 2014
    So i'm waiting on the oly 25mm. I need some form of a light travel/video zoom so when i hand the camera to someone else it zooms somewhere lol. i'll add one more prime too. i was thinking the 45mm. the other option was the Oly 14-42 EZ but i think the 12mm is appealing as I can't spring for a wide angle anytime zoom. and the 45mm would give me some reach. seems logical?
     
  2. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Oly 12-40
     
  3. db96

    db96 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    Central Indiana
    My husband just got the EM10 & 45mm. The 45 is really nice for that camera and complements our P20.
    Honestly, the 12-40 (I have on my EM1) is too big for the EM10....maybe better when his grip arrives.
    He is planning on getting the Oly 14-42 because he likes the reach and convenience. (He hates to change lenses)
    For you it probably depends which is more important, the width or the reach. With the 25 & 45, I would say the width.
     
  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Um, he said 'light travel/video zoom'. While the 12-40 is excellent, it's certainly not 'light' within the context of MFT. I don't agree that it's 'too big' (bigger lens just means holding more of it with the left hand), but it's pretty chunky. Of the compact kit zooms, the 12-32 is the one that holds the most appeal to me personally, precisely because of the 12mm, and if he's got the 25/1.8 and 45/1.8 coming, that would be a very nice, neat little lightweight kit.
     
  5. thepinched

    thepinched Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Very good insight. The 12-40 is too large for me to keep on for travel and handing to the wife reasons. I have flexibility as the 25mm hasn't shipped. I've home back and forth on getting the 17mm instead. The 12-32 seems to be a solid option.
     
  6. sternalot

    sternalot New to Mu-43

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    Mar 3, 2014
    The 12-35 and 12-40 aren't very far off in size. You are talking about only about 3 cu in. and a tenth of a pound between the two lens. I'm new to this game, but that level hardly seems significant. If we were talking about carrying a 2-3 primes instead, we might start to get into some significant space and weight savings, but between the two zooms not a lot of difference (the Oly 12mm and Panny 20mm would be take up half the space and 2/3rds the volume of one of the zooms).
     
  7. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    He's talking about the superlatively tiny 12-32 pancake zoom panasonic released as a kit lens with the GM1.
     
  8. sternalot

    sternalot New to Mu-43

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    Mar 3, 2014
    Well then, ignore me ;-)
     
  9. mjw

    mjw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Matt
    FWIW, I'm thinking about getting this lens for my E-M5 for pretty much the same reasons you are. I have the 17/1.8 (and 45/1.8) that I really like and I'm not 100% I want the complexity of a zoom while I'm learning other things, but it is nice and compact and I do occasionally want 12mm. Anyway, no rush in my case.
     
  10. thepinched

    thepinched Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 2, 2014
    agreed. the 12mm will do when i'm using it most outdoors anyways. the 17 vs 25 was my debate. the 45mm i might wait for a bit to see exactly how usage works out. i had the rx100 and shot only at 28mm. so the 25mm should be fine for indoor pics of the little one.
     
  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I'd be curious as to how this lens works on an Olympus Camera.

    slrgear has their test up on this lens and its not bad. Not as sharp as the oly 14-42 mk II at the same focal lengths but still not bad.